fall garden

caosesvida(zone 7 del.)July 2, 2007

Is it about time to start fall plants

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

There is no good time for BROCCOLI ! Steve in Baltimore County

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 9:18PM
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sandra_christie

I would also like some pointers on Fall plantings. I've never tried and would like to this year. I believe August is when lettuce and other cool weather crops are started?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 3:25PM
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tvalenti(7a)

Hi,

I have been following this from the cooperative extension:
http://www.hgic.umd.edu/_media/documents/hg16_000.pdf

So far things are about right.

-Terri

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 9:50PM
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caosesvida(zone 7 del.)

thanks for the replies, if I find out more I will post them.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 7:55AM
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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

I grow cabbage, lettuce, greens, broccoli, beets, carrots and brussel sprouts in the fall. This is the time to start most of those seeds.

Be aware that cole crops...plants in the brassica family such as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts etc can be a challenge to grow in the fall (in these parts) because of the cabbage moth and harlequin bugs. These pests can do a lot of damage quickly. Be prepared to cover your plants with row covers to protect them. Another solution against cabbage moth is BT. You can use a light dusting of Rotenone for the harlequin bug. Rotenone is very harmful to bees so only use it in the evening when bee activity is lowest. We need all the bees we can get in these times.

Also, check out the veg forum here at GW.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vegetable forum

    Bookmark   July 5, 2007 at 9:06AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Brussels sprouts have a much longer season than other fall crops - 90-100 days as opposed to 60 days. So I'd get cruising on them right now. I've been having good luck with Serenade (OMRI-approved bacterial-derived) on my brussesl and broccoli.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 11:30AM
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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

Hi Annebert, where did you find Serenade?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 6:00PM
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