Northerners - do you do fall crops?

DrHorticulture_(Z3 Central Saskatchewan)June 21, 2009

I was enquiring at the local nursery about getting broccoli transplants in August (our first frost is mid-Sept) and they had never heard of anyone doing that. So, that got me wondering. How common is it? Last year, I had reasonable success growing radishes in the fall (sowed Sept 5, covered with polytunnels early Oct, harvested mid-Oct) but I would like to try something else this year.

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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

If you plant broccoli seeds around now, you can have a nice fall crop. I've done that before.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 8:53PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

My thought is that it would be too hot for brocolli plants to get a start in August. Also, brocolli takes a lot longer to mature than radishes. Maybe leaf brocolli?

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 9:01PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I plant the seeds between the broccoli transplants and they grow fine there. Maybe the shade from the other plants cools them a bit.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 8:27AM
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