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October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

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October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 10/1/2012, 5:16 pm

CAUTION!! I don't want to shock anyone! Today is the first of the month and I'm actually posting what to plant this month...on the 1st! Shocked

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Broad beans (also Fava bean) Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February.

Cabbage Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from February.

Capsicum(also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from February.

Carrot Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from April.

Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden.
Harvest from February.

Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from February.

Daikon (also Japanese radish, Lo Bok) Direct in garden. Harvest from February.

Fennel (also Bronze fennel) Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Florence Fennel (also Finocchio) Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

French tarragon Plant cuttings or root division.
Harvest from January.

Horseradish Plant root pieces.
Harvest from April.

Kale (also Borecole)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from February.

Kohlrabi Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..
Harvest from February.

Mustard greens (also gai choy)
Sow in garden.
Harvest from January.

Onion Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.

Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Potato Plant tuber.
Harvest from April.

Radish Sow in garden.
Harvest from January.

Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow in garden.
Harvest from January.

Rosemary Plant cuttings
Harvest from 12 months.

Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.
Harvest from March.

Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Strawberry Plants Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Harvest from March.

Thyme (also Common thyme) Grow in seed trays and plant out 6-8 weeks.
Harvest from October.

Turnip Sow in garden.
Harvest from January.

There ya go! Lots to think about, lots to plant... let's get growing!
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Re: October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 10/3/2013, 11:00 pm

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Re: October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 10/3/2014, 2:39 am

Bump.

Well, on Sept 30, I posted what to plant in September and no one caught it!   Embarassed  I deleted it.  This list of veggies makes a little more sense on what to plant in October! Smile

I found this article while browsing tonight:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/MarinMG/Marin_Master_Gardener_Help_Desk/Leaflet/What_to_plant_and_harvest_in_the_winter_vegetable_garden/

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Post  sanderson on 10/3/2015, 2:50 am

Bump. I'm putting in chard, curly and Russian kale, green cabbage, red onions, bok choy, garlic, carrots and snow peas.

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 10/3/2015, 12:13 pm

Thank you for the reminder, I forgot the Bok Choy and cabbage.  I will carefully and gingerly (with my bad back at the moment) go plant some this afternoon  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 10/5/2015, 2:58 am

Finally got the 3 types of kale, Swiss chard, cabbages and snow peas planted today. I love having grids and making it so easy to plant! I have to get the tulle over the TTs before we head out to keep the white butterfly off the greens.

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Post  sanderson on 10/1/2016, 1:46 am

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We are fortunate to be able to grow something year around. Hopefully your fall starts and garlic are planted or will be planted shortly. Consider bridal tulle or similar netting to keep the white butterfly off the brassicas/cabbage family plants. The leaves have not changed but the next 10 days will be cool or delightful for working outside. Lay compost and wood chips in the flower beds, deadhead late blooming roses, set out winter snap dragons and pansies for winter color. Clean and store equipment. Shop for end of season garden sales. Update your notes on successes and failures in the summer garden and what changes you will make next year.

Here is the link for Home Depot tips in the Fresno area. http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/regional-gardening-tips/northern-california-coastal-and-inland-valleys/

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Post  sanderson on 10/2/2017, 3:38 am

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California is finally cooling off. This is the perfect weather for working in the gardening, cleaning, amending and planting cool winter crops. Well, Riverside in SoCal is still a little hot, but at least below 100*F. Wink At Joann's Fabrics, 108" bridal tulle, for protecting against the white butterflies/moths, is $1.79 a yard with coupon. This should be a good time to hit the nurseries for end-of-the-season garden must-haves. The leaves in central California are still green but it's a good time to prepare for collecting, mowing and storing the leaves for compost. Anyone planning to buy seeds from Baker Creek will be helping hurricane victims if they order now. Friday, October 6, is the last day for your order to count in this effort.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/2/2017, 12:32 pm

I'm off to plant sugar snap peas right now. hyper
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Post  sanderson on 10/2/2017, 4:02 pm

Thank you for reminding about the peas.

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