Active Fall and Winter Organic Vegetable Gardening

veggie_pak(7a)October 30, 2010

Is anyone else working their vegetable garden through fall and winter? I have mine ready to go. If you're interested, you can visit my blog to see what I have been doing with my vegetable garden since Memorial Day of this year. Currently, I have harvested 1,364 pounds of produce from my vegetable garden this year. From this year's harvest, I have 159 jars of canned organic produce. I just picked 4 and one half pounds of snap beans and I am going to can them this morning.

Happy vegetable gardening!

Veggie PAK

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Where in Virginia are you? I live close to Annapolis, Maryland. I grew a very successful garden this year using no chemicals. However, I have nothing in the garden now. Can you suggest some ideas? I have some coriander seedlings in the garden bed. Pl let me know what can be grown in the fall so that atleast next year I can use ths knowledge. Thank you...Indu Modali

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 7:15AM
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Call or go to your area garden centers and ask if they have broccoli, collard, Brussels sprout or swiss chard plants still for sale. If they do, pick up a sufficient number to fill your garden space. I grew all of those last winter, through snow and cold weather. They are cool weather crops.

Good Luck! Let me know how you make out with it.

Thanks for your message.


    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 4:06PM
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Sorry, I forgot to answer your first question. I am by Norfolk, VA. by the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.


    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 4:11PM
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vaplantman(8a - Newport News)

Veggie_pak has a great garden and very impressive results. Anybody in the mid-atlantic, particularly the tidewater area should, should look to his blog for advice and ideas. I also maintain a gardening blog. I'm in Newport News, VA and I'm trying to grow fall/winter hardy crops like kale, chard, carrots, garlic, onions, etc. My blog is:
Please visit my blog as well as veggie_pak's. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Here is a link that might be useful: .09 Acres

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 8:26PM
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I've been reading Eliot Coleman's books Winter Harvest Handbook and Four Season Harvest, so I'm inspired to garden in the winter months, although I didn't pull anything together for this year. I got a little cold frame but I did something wrong, because I had sprouts but they didn't grow much bigger than that. I think I got the venting wrong and steamed the poor things :(

Time to go check out your blogs! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: My rarely updated garden blog

    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 9:38AM
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coffeehaus(7a Central VA)

FYI...Eliot Coleman will be a featured speaker at the annual Virginia Association for Biological Farming in February.

Here is a link that might be useful: VABF Annual Conference 2011

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 1:31PM
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