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It's September how's your garden doing?

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It's September how's your garden doing?

Post  No_Such_Reality on 9/13/2013, 2:07 pm

So it's September and our Southern California board has been a little slow.

How's everyone's garden doing in SoCal?  We're heading into our Fall planting time which is when we get break out all our cool season crops.

September planting is a little light with the following recommendations:
Beans, Bush
Bussel Sprouts
Squash, summer

October kicks up a little more into the cool season:
Bussel Sprouts
Onions Bunching
Onions/Garlic sets

This past weekend I just finish my new SFG boxes and mixing my MM.  Used a combination of home made compost, store manure compost, home vermicompost and a couple other store blends.   I planted carrots, radishes, Lettuces (romaines, tom thumbs, and lose cutting lettuces).  I also pushed the envelope trying to squeeze in a last summer patty pan squash, beets and put in a brussel sprout.  I didn't get a lot of new space, two small 3'x3' and a 2x5'  Still have space left in the one 3x3 I'm thinking peas, celery, broccoli, and maybe a square or two of garlic.

The good news is a couple of the beets and radishes are already up.

The bad news, my neighborhood opossum already is hunting for worms in the bin.


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Re: It's September how's your garden doing?

Post  sanderson on 9/13/2013, 7:28 pm

Fresno, CA (riding on your coat tails)

September plantings

Collards, Kale and Chards
Bok Choy
Carrots -Nantes and Parisiene
Onions - red, yellow and green
Peas - snow and sugar
Beans - Dragon tongue (last month's green beans are starting to produce)
Corn - Silver Queen
Garlic - Embarassed  (grocery soft necks)
Winter Squash - Spaghetti and Butter

October planting:

Garlic - hard neck Red Russian from The Seed Bank

Flat of micro-greens, if not in September.  Saw the idea at the Heirloom Exposition


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Re: It's September how's your garden doing?

Post  jimmy cee on 9/13/2013, 11:25 pm

Took this photo today of what I planted on 8/16
sugar peas, kohlrabi, swiss chard, romaine, mustard, carrots, broccoli..
Spinach isnt doing well for me (YET)
I'm very happy with how this cold frame is coming, when time comes I'll extend this season into Dec.

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Re: It's September how's your garden doing?

Post  No_Such_Reality on 9/14/2013, 5:21 pm

Looking good!


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Re: It's September how's your garden doing?

Post  donnainzone5 on 9/14/2013, 5:27 pm

Still getting:

A few peas


Lettuce and salad greens

A couple of cukes (not "cuke's")

Zukes (not "zuke's")

Corn (just coming in)


Tomatoes (oh, woe is me if we get a frost soon); am trimming foliage to allow more sunlight to reach the vines)

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