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What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

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What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  ehaffner1 on 2/14/2014, 9:47 pm

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to all SFG!

Today in SoCal it was in 80 degrees.  I was thinking of growing my winter veggies, but the weather is so weird.  I am totally confused.  Also we are in a severe drought, to top it all off.  

I am asking for feedback:  What should I plant in my SFG?  Seeds and/or Starts?

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Post  sanderson on 2/15/2014, 1:05 am

Zone 8b-9a here. Plant what ever you want. You lucky guy. Well, hold off on corn, and I'm sure you will get some more advice from others.

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Re: What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  walshevak on 2/15/2014, 9:56 am

I am asking for feedback:  What should I plant in my SFG?  Seeds and/or Starts?

Depends on how much you want to do yourself.  Check to see if the plant has a problem being transplanted.  Even some you can buy as starts don't like their roots disturbed. 

I plant both.  Starts of lettuces, kale and spinach for rapid gratification and at the same time sow seeds for later harvest.  Sow seeds for radish,  peas, chard, mustard greens and turnip greens at least 2 plantings 2-3 weeks apart.  Either starts or seeds started in the house for broccoli and collards and cauliflower.  I don't seed onions, I use the tiny onion sets.  And of course I start seeds for cukes, tomatoes and peppers and eggplant.  I buy sweet potato starts, not slips.  And direct sow beets,  carrots, squash, beans, okra, and melons.  Dang, I'm making myself hungry.

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Re: What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  boffer on 2/15/2014, 12:13 pm

@ehaffner1 wrote:I am asking for feedback:  What should I plant in my SFG?  Seeds and/or Starts?
SEEDS:
Greater variety (unless you grow your own transplants)
Cheaper
Less Work

TRANSPLANTS:
More convenient (if you buy them)
Faster
Can be safer (seeds and very young tender seedlings  can be prey for mice and birds)

I do both.

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Re: What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  yolos on 2/15/2014, 10:08 pm

@walshevak wrote:  I buy sweet potato starts, not slips.
Kay
Kay - what is the difference between a sweet potato start and a sweet potato slip.  Last year I bought sweet potato slips or starts ??? in six packs.

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Re: What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  littlejo on 2/16/2014, 1:17 am

Since I'm in 8 a/b but close to 9, I start toms, peppers, and eggplant from seed in the house, just because the transplants in the stores for these look poorly. I plant the cool weather plants, usually direct seeded, in the fall, for we usually have very little spring. We go from cold winter directly to summer.
Large seeds and corn get direct seeded-beans, cukes, okra.
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Re: What to plant (winter or summer seeds)?

Post  walshevak on 2/16/2014, 3:39 am

@yolos wrote:
@walshevak wrote:  I buy sweet potato starts, not slips.
Kay
Kay - what is the difference between a sweet potato start and a sweet potato slip.  Last year I bought sweet potato slips or starts ??? in six packs.

Not sure, but I think the slips are just long bare root things as cut off the mother potato.  I bought the starts in the 6 packs.  

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