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what to plant now?

Posted by locust z9 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 13, 03 at 0:06

I'm in Calfornia, zone 9 I believe, but some frosts in the winter.

What can I plant now?
so far I have the list of

winter cereals

what about garlic or alfalfa?

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RE: what to plant now?

g'day locust,

i'm probably in a similar zone as you call it, i am in sub-tropical where we get frost in winter, the frost can get heavy but generally no worse than medium and not every day av' a few days in a fortnight period.

over winter i grow the brassicas, pak choi, loose leaf lettuce, potatoes, onions, garlic & mustards grow all year here if frost stay on the light side to medium we can keep tomatoes going all winter.

might be some ideas there for you.


mail len

lens garden page

RE: what to plant now?

Also check with your extension/master gardener service. In San Luis Obispo (also zone 9) they have a month by month guide, see the web link:

Here is a link that might be useful: monyh-by-month guide for SLO

RE: what to plant now?

Mache (corn salad) Good time to move and plant rhubarb, horseradish, chives, most hardy herbs, artichokes. Leeks should do well, also bok choi.

This should be your rainy season, right? Rain will help all the above get established, and the cooler temps will be fine for them all.

RE: what to plant now?

Check out the 4 season vegetable gardening forum.

Hope it helps

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