Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New Green House
by sanderson Today at 4:26 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 4:01 am

» Ants.
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:26 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:00 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Yesterday at 6:56 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:12 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:10 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:31 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:23 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 8:17 am

» Sour Dough Starter
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 8:07 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 7:58 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:44 am

» Getting Started--It's snowing here today :)
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/28/2017, 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Fall garden when and what to plant

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  Americus Nation on 7/12/2014, 8:54 am

I live near Lake Michigan near the IL/Wis boarder and would like to grow a fall garden.
What can I plant and when should I start them?
Thanks
avatar
Americus Nation

Posts : 2
Join date : 2014-01-05
Location : Upper Midwest

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  meatburner on 7/12/2014, 7:26 pm

@Americus Nation wrote:I live near Lake Michigan near the IL/Wis boarder and would like to grow a fall garden.
What can I plant and when should I start them?
Thanks

I would recommend you do some research for your zone.   A lot of information is available online and with your local extention service.  A lot of information is available if you take some time to research.  Are you following the SFG method as spelled out quite clearly with MM?
avatar
meatburner

Male Posts : 316
Join date : 2012-10-24
Age : 66
Location : zone 6b, southwest missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  VJ72584 on 7/12/2014, 10:12 pm

I would think you have a fairly short growing season so far north.  Here is a link to a page in the almanac for Chicago.



http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/IL/Chicago
avatar
VJ72584

Female Posts : 89
Join date : 2012-01-28
Location : Darlington SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  camprn on 7/12/2014, 11:26 pm

@Americus Nation wrote:I live near Lake Michigan near the IL/Wis boarder and would like to grow a fall garden.
What can I plant and when should I start them?
Thanks
what do you want to eat and when is your first frost?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14111
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/13/2014, 1:31 am

Contact your local Master Gardeners and/or your state university's agricultural extension service. They will not only have planting and harvesting timing information tailored to your particular area, but will also be able to recommend particular varieties of vegetables which work there best, which diseases and bugs tend to be the biggest problems there and when they tend to come out most, etc. etc.

That will all be invaluable to you, as it will be science-based and tailored to what works for you and not somebody else somewhere else. The web and books can be very confusing, as often even among very bright and learned and experienced people, there's an easy assumption that when they're talking about what works for their location, that advice/knowledge is equally applicable everywhere. But it is not.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fall garden when and what to plant

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum