Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

railparailAugust 30, 2011


I am guessing that it's the time to start seeds for winter veggies. I already have chards and kale growing.

My planned winter crops (aka wish list):

Salad greens mixed






Any other ideas? I am on mid-peninsula in SF Bay Area.

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I just planted some mesclun mix seeds. My first time and I didn't know they would all germinate-now I have to thin them out-too many. I just used a vertical planter box since I only do container gardening. I am learning herbs and veggies seeds seem to germinate faster than some flowers and plants.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 9:06PM
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I grew Fennel for the first time this Spring, but I think it's a better idea to start in the Fall and harvest the bulbs in late Spring.
Garlic, Shallots and Leeks are good to grow.
Potatoes if you have the room.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 12:34PM
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loribee2(CA 9)

I plant broccoli, cabbage and pak choi for the fall. I start the seeds in August and plant the seedlings, ideally, before the second week in September. If I get them in by then, I can get a fall harvest before January comes and puts a halt to everything.

The tricky part is those 100 degree heat waves that aren't unheard of. Too much of that and my plants bolt. For protection, I usually plant my fall crop in spots that get afternoon shade. If that's not possible, I set up a shade cloth to protect the young plants until we're past the danger of too much heat. This is only my second year of trying this out, but last year I did get some good produce.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 5:59PM
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Last month. Or immediately as a second best choice!

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 8:47PM
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