Fall gardens, 2017

Cascade, VA(Zone 7a)

So who has been getting ready for the fall gardening season? What seeds have you guys been planting?

I myself am planning on:

Turnip "Purple top white globe"
Beet "golden"
Beet "detroit dark red"
Carrot "St. Valery"
Carrot "Cosmic purple"
Kale "Nero Di Toscana" (better known as dinosaur kale)

Things were going great a few weeks ago, here in southern VA until we had a surprise heat wave to move in that is expected to finally be gone by thursday. I have been propping some shade cloths over whatever i can and watering a bit more often and things have been holding on pretty well. All except for the beets. Those darned Yellow Striped Army worms are mowing them down just as fast as i am re seeding and sprouting them back up!

Staten Island, NY(Zone 6a)

I might give Carrots a try this fall,,I heard that they overwinter well.

Cascade, VA(Zone 7a)

Yep, as long as you give them a good heavy mulching. The tops will die back, but the roots will keep on living underground.

here are some photos of how things have been doing with mine. I think the army worms have finally gone away for the most part, since im not losing lots of seedlings anymore.

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Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

I used to plant a fall garden but not so much anymore. I might spot seed a few greens like collards, kale and mustards. Arugula reseeds. But now I succession plant through spring and early summer with (forgive the redundancy) such success there is no room. The garden is thick with many varieties of tomatoes as well as southern peas (6), lima beans (3), eggplants (4), winter squash, peppers and okra until mid-November frost. Besides those darn army worms the deer start moving in and jumping high fences to get at the produce once cold weather sets in and field plants become scarce. It's not worth the effort to plant a fall garden here.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Cauliflower and kale , Turnip Greens , Mustard , possible others ,
Cauliflower and Greens are in and growing ,

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