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Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

Posted by railparail (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 30, 11 at 19:16

Hi,

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
Kale
Chard
Beets
Cauliflower
Cabbage

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


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RE: Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

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.


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RE: Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

  • Posted by chadinlg zone 9%3B Sunset 15 (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 31, 11 at 12:34

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.


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RE: Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

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.


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RE: Time to start seeds for winter vegetables

Last month. Or immediately as a second best choice!

Carla in Sac


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