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Post  Kate888 on 9/13/2013, 4:43 pm

My first time planting for a fall harvest. 



I planted this about 4 or 5 weeks ago.  This has been a rough year for  me and little time to garden.  But I put so much money into my 3 new beds, I have tried to keep up with the veggie garden, even while the rest of my yard is overgrown with weeds.  :::sigh:::  But with the very cool July we had I was getting very little from my toms and next to nothing from my peppers, and pushed myself to get this bed going.

Really it took less than an hour to clean up the spent spring plants, add my homegrown compost and plant the seeds.  And then just daily watering for a couple of weeks. The germination rate is a little low (notice the bare spots) but still happy to see the new growth.  Beans, snow peas, spinach and lettuce. I will enjoy the growing season going a little longer this year.  Very Happy

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Post  bnoles on 9/13/2013, 6:21 pm

Hi Kate.... Your bed looks fantastic and the plants appear to be progressing well. Well wishes for a great Fall harvest!


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Post  sanderson on 9/13/2013, 7:48 pm

Looks great to me. You can always replant seeds in bare spots it you have the time. Only an hour to prepare for planting?? What a testimony for SFG!!

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/14/2013, 9:23 am

Your plants are coming along very nicely,
I.m hoping to have my growing season deep into Dec, we should be about the same zone I believe.
2 photo's of my fall planting, put them in the ground 8/16.
Tomato's in the back wont quit on me this year, however temps going down now, so they should start to fade and
give me room for more fall planting.

kohlrabi, swiss chard, broccoli, romaine, pac-choi.



beginnings of that delicious, nutritious kohlrabi  

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Post  Kate888 on 9/14/2013, 11:06 am

Thanks, all.  My daughter's wedding is one week from today, so not much time recently or this week to do any but the minimum maintenance in the garden after those preparations and collecting the tomatoes to freeze for later canning and  trying to get my apples taken care of.  (8 years and my apple trees have never produced much, then suddenly this year they've gone crazy with fruit).

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Post  sanderson on 9/14/2013, 2:49 pm

Kate, Happy Wedding for your daughter.

Jimmy, Your plantings are looking great. I couldn't figure what to do with the Yoplait inverted cups. Now I see what I can do.

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Post  landarch on 9/14/2013, 3:11 pm

Kate, lookin' good.  This morning my 3-year old and I seeded about 22 squares of beets, 8 of carrots, 8 of lettuce, and planted 16 squares of cabbage, 4 squares of Brussels sprouts,  and 16 squares of cauliflower.  Due to the heat, I have poor spinach germination...so any open box going into next month will get spinach, lettuce, radish, garlic, and maybe onions.

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/14/2013, 4:05 pm

I love these little yogurt cups, to me their worth their weight in gold..
Eventually I'll be seed planting in them alone
Cut the lip (wide bottom) twice, once to cut the bottom, then again to cut the small protrusion
I use teflon scrubbers for the bottom, cut to fit (the lip holds it in place)
see pics here





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Post  mrwes40 on 9/15/2013, 10:28 am

Jimmy,

I also use yogurt cups for starters. Cutting the bottom and using the scrubbing pad allows for good bottom watering? Never seen it done this way -- looks nice.

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Post  jimmy cee on 9/15/2013, 9:58 pm

Bill
They are able to be reused over and over, I clean everything in a mild solution of bleach & soap.

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