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summer/fall overlaps!

Posted by ninjabut USDA z 8,CA (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 07 at 21:36

It is hard here in USDA zone 8ish to start fall/winter veges, cause our summer veges last well into the fall! September and October actually being our warmest months!
I have some lettuce planted in the shade, but the tomatoes are just now starting to produce and I have a couple of months left!
I guess the only way to do winter stuff is to buy starts.
It's WAY too hot to start stuff in the GH!

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RE: summer/fall overlaps!

I know what you mean. I am in zone 8, in the southern Sierra Nevadas. The last couple weeks I have planted cool season crop seeds in 3" containers, and I take them outside in the shade in the mornings, then in the house by a glass door. This is my first overlap, so I guess I'll keep them in larger containers, until it cools down enough. I have pickling cucumber plants in the ground, on a drip system, witha couple inches of pine needles to keep them cooler. Its too hot for green beans to produce now, but they have been in the ground, and I hope to get beans this Fall.

RE: summer/fall overlaps!

On the other hand, you must have a nice, long season for growing the cool-weather stuff, on either side of the hot months.

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