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time for some fall crops?

Posted by novice_2009 zone 6b (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 22, 09 at 18:06

As you guys know, I'm a newbie.
Do any of you plant anything in the late summer early fall?
I was going to go ahead and put in carrots, beets, kale, maybe bok choi and loma "summer lettuce." The first two, sure. But I'm afraid the minute I plant the others the temps will soar into the upper nineties that they usually are in August.
Any experiencel, comments, suggestions, plans, etc. on fall planting?


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RE: time for some fall crops?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 23, 09 at 10:19

There are a number of posts about this subject in this forum that you can pull up with the search function at the bottom of the page.

Also, I'm attaching a link to UT Extension Service's publication on growing vegetables in home gardens. It has planting guides for fall vegetables as well as guides for other seasons. I bet it will answer most, if not all, of your questions. There are many other publications available at the UT Extension Service's publication site ( http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/homeGarden/default.asp ).

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Vegetables in Home Gardens


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We plant in middle of August, turnip greens and purple hull peas. Later before the first frost I pick all the green tomatoes for chow-chow or relish, and of course I have to fry up some of them.

Wanda


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Mmmm mmmm! Fried green tomaters!


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Since the weather and lack of sun has affected my tomato plants- turning yellow and dying, no longer setting fruit- I guess I need to make chow-chow or learn to love fried green tomatoes. Green tomatoes is all I have!


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I'm doing a round of yellow wax beans, some test cherry tomato plants (from seeds off plant grown this year) & a few herbs.


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