time for some fall crops?

novice_2009(zone 6b)July 22, 2009

As you guys know, I'm a newbie.

Do any of you plant anything in the late summer early fall?

I was going to go ahead and put in carrots, beets, kale, maybe bok choi and loma "summer lettuce." The first two, sure. But I'm afraid the minute I plant the others the temps will soar into the upper nineties that they usually are in August.

Any experiencel, comments, suggestions, plans, etc. on fall planting?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

There are a number of posts about this subject in this forum that you can pull up with the search function at the bottom of the page.

Also, I'm attaching a link to UT Extension Service's publication on growing vegetables in home gardens. It has planting guides for fall vegetables as well as guides for other seasons. I bet it will answer most, if not all, of your questions. There are many other publications available at the UT Extension Service's publication site ( http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/homeGarden/default.asp ).

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Vegetables in Home Gardens

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 10:19AM
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columbiastock(Z7)

We plant in middle of August, turnip greens and purple hull peas. Later before the first frost I pick all the green tomatoes for chow-chow or relish, and of course I have to fry up some of them.

Wanda

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 10:26AM
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conniemcghee

Mmmm mmmm! Fried green tomaters!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 8:11PM
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novice_2009(zone 6b)

Since the weather and lack of sun has affected my tomato plants- turning yellow and dying, no longer setting fruit- I guess I need to make chow-chow or learn to love fried green tomatoes. Green tomatoes is all I have!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 5:40PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

I'm doing a round of yellow wax beans, some test cherry tomato plants (from seeds off plant grown this year) & a few herbs.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 6:42PM
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