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Carrots, Onions, Leaf Lettuce and Jalapeno's

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Carrots, Onions, Leaf Lettuce and Jalapeno's

Post  brianj555 on 9/6/2017, 9:03 am

Good Morning All!

After reading ANSFG, I realized that I planted my carrots and leaf lettuce WAY too early. I planted them both about 6 weeks ago. that's about 4 weeks early for carrots and 8 weeks early for leaf lettuce according to the charts. I am basing time using the projected first day of frost in my area, 11/7. We usually don't get frost that early, but according to my extension, that is the projected date. Both the carrots and the leaf lettuce are growing, but at a very slow rate. It is getting a little cooler here now and I have noticed they are growing a little bit faster now. Will they still produce properly since I planted them way too early? Should I scrap them and re-plant? The strongest plants for each are about 4" tall.

I planted green onions about the same time and they don't seem to be doing very well at all either. Did I plant them too early or late? The strongest ones are also about 4" tall. What should I do with them if anything?

Lastly, I planted my jalapeno plants the same time also. They were planted in the correct time frame, but they aren't producing well at all. I have one jalapeno. My sweet banana peppers, which were planted at the same time are doing great. They are large and full and producing many peppers. My question here is: At this point, should i pull the jalapeno plants and replant the square with something else?

I appreciate you reading and any suggestions/advise you can offer. I realize I ask a lot of questions here, but I didn't want to post multiple threads.


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Post  trolleydriver on 9/6/2017, 10:40 am

Brian ... great to hear that you have read the ANSFG book.

I like to experiment so if I was in your situation I would maybe scrap half of everything I planted too early and replant it now. I would then keep a log of whether or not it makes any difference when it was planted. If you scrap everything you will never know if it would have grown. 

By the way, I find that carrots take a long time to grow in my garden. As well, if you planted the green onions from seed rather than starts they also will take a long time. For example, I start green bunching onions indoors in say February and don't plant them outside until May! Then it still takes several weeks for them to mature.


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Post  sanderson on 9/7/2017, 1:52 am

Brian, I'm happy you were able to read the book. Depending on how many Jalapeno plants you have, maybe only remove half. ??

I seed for carrots, lettuce, and radishes and set out seedlings of broccoli and other cole plants in October. Peppers and other heat lovers are started indoors late Feb and set out when warm. Keep a journal of successes and failures and soon you will be a savvy gardener. Very Happy


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