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Post  mrs. miller on 7/15/2015, 8:39 am

I pulled out my garlic and onions.  I have tomatoes, bell peppers and hot peppers growing but lots of empty space.  I'm wondering what are good things to plant now?
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Post  camprn on 7/15/2015, 10:58 am

Hi Mrs. Miller, 

I would start by finding out when your first frost of the fall is, then make a list of what you want to eat, and then see if you have enough time to grow that vegetable.

Also consider plants that may be cold tolerant, like collards, kohlrabi, turnips, late potatoes etc.

myfolia.com has some good information about plants and their growing needs.

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Post  sanderson on 7/15/2015, 6:16 pm

Mrs. Miller,  Welcome to the Forum from California!  glad you\'re here

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/15/2015, 6:37 pm

Hi, Mrs. Miller, and glad you\'re here

I am looking at onion for some green onions, spinach, lettuces and carrots. Later, will put in some radishes and more lettuce. Might have time for beets. Swiss Chard us also a good producer into Fall"
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Post  sanderson on 7/16/2015, 1:11 am

And, kale.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/16/2015, 7:43 am

@sanderson wrote:And, kale.

You know, I have never grown kale, Imsawxsomecseeds, maybe I will give it a try.  Any advice on cultivars?


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Post  sanderson on 7/16/2015, 12:46 pm

Russian and curly kale are the only 2 I have grown.  They over winter beautifully here to the point that I was giving it away like others give away zucchini!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/16/2015, 5:40 pm

Oops! I saw some seeds....of kale. Is there a difference texture or flavor-wise?
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Post  sanderson on 7/17/2015, 4:51 am

It's a matter of preference. I like curly kale to chop up in soups or stir fry. I like the flatter Russian kale sauteed. Right is Rainbow chard, middle the feathery Russian kale, back left the curly kale.

One of the harvests: curly kale in the front, rainbow chard in the middle and Russian kale in the back.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/17/2015, 2:56 pm

That looks great, sanderson -- both the set-up and the results.
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Post  sanderson on 7/17/2015, 3:34 pm

Thanks, Marc. Last winter - notice the green grass in the background?

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/17/2015, 3:53 pm

Yes, I see the grass. Aren't they making green grass illegal now in California? Very Happy

That Russian Kale looks like the same kind I'm growing. Very fragrant and so incredibly tough -- grows summer and winter, repels bugs, takes a brutal and careless transplanting and cutting-back and comes back strong ... I'm just really impressed by that plant.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/18/2015, 9:36 am

I may give it a go, as far as kale. I love Swiss chard, and have a mess of beet greens to fix in my fridge.
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