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Northerners - do you do fall crops?

Posted by drhorticulture_ Z3 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 21, 09 at 18:38

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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RE: Northerners - do you do fall crops?

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

RE: Northerners - do you do fall crops?

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?


RE: Northerners - do you do fall crops?

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

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