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So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

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So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Chopper on 2/1/2011, 11:08 pm

What to plant in Southern California this month:
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions/Garlic sets
Peas
Potatoes
Spinach


Here are examples of what can be planted in each square foot:
16 carrots or radishes, onion (or 9)
9 onions, beets, peas, garlic, spinach. bush beans, pole beans
4 lettuce, chard, marigolds, or kohlrabi, strawberries,
1 tomato, pepper(try 2 next time), eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, or corn, cabbage, celery, potato
1 squash, or melon per 2 sq.ft. (or 3ft space – zucchini)
2 cucumbers

1 per square foot: plants that are thinned or planted 12 inches apart.
4 per square foot: plants that are thinned or planted 6 inches apart.
9 per square foot: plants that are thinned or planted 4 inches apart.
16 per square foot: plants that are thinned or planted 3 inches apart.

Peas and Romaine:

Celery and onions

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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  boffer on 2/1/2011, 11:38 pm

WOW, Chopper, my last year's summer garden didn't look that good! I guess you're getting the hang of that year round gardening stuff...good for you clap
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what I planted

Post  model a man on 2/3/2011, 10:49 pm

Yesterday and today I planted, walla walla onions, yellow onions, red onions, garlic, bell peppers (that I started indoors about 3 weeks ago), cucumbers, strawberrys, I also started in 3 greenhouse trays yesterday and today, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, artichoke, itallian peppers (3 different kinds), lettuce (romaine and butterhead), and I have these seed to plant directly in the ground. zuccuni, bok choy, butternut squash, green beans, cauliflower, green onions, spinach, cantaloupe, watermelon, and sugar snap peas. I need to check to see when I am to plant all these. this is my first time trying gardening and I went all out.I ripped out all the sod in my backyard and I built 5) 4x6 and 3) 3x6 and 1) 2'x30' and 1)3x5 boxes. I also added 1 dwarf lemon tree, 1 semi dwarf fuji apple tree. plus I have had a fig tree. I also added 3 different kinds of grapes and a pomegranate tree. keeping my fingers crossed that all this will work out. I got tried of paying outragious prices for food at the store and didnt trust the produce as most is not grown in usa at the store I shop at.
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  genes on 2/3/2011, 11:50 pm

Holy Smokes! You have jumped into the deep end of the pool for your first swim!

May you have perfect weather and no bugs for your first gardening year.
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Chopper on 2/4/2011, 12:35 am

Wow! Let me know how the cucumbers do. Last year I planted later in the summer and they got a lot of aphids. I am wondering if I planted earlier if I might avoid this. Keep us posted.

Sounds like you have a lot of space. Very exciting!

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banana squash

Post  model a man on 2/4/2011, 1:38 am

I have checked the box stores and have had no luck finding banana squash seeds. I love banana squash and it cost a lot to buy at the stores so I want to try to grow it
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  FarmerValerie on 2/4/2011, 8:45 am

Try Baker Creek Seeds
http://rareseeds.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=banana+squash&searchbox=products&Submit=

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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/4/2011, 9:12 am

Chopper are those our boxes now?
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/4/2011, 9:15 am

model a man, thats a great list!! It sounds like such beautiful set up. Pictures when you can Very Happy
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Chopper on 2/4/2011, 4:53 pm

@Ha-v-v wrote:Chopper are those our boxes now?

Yes.

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Post  model a man on 2/4/2011, 8:57 pm

If the pictures show up they are of the backyard with the raised boxes and a compost bin I made today using scrap metal and a 55gal drum I got for free.(the 55gal drum had food grade product in it) and I just need to buy hinges and a latch for the door. and my dwarf lemon tree that has lemons already.





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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/5/2011, 12:05 am

Lookin good Model A Man.

Just wait until you have those first crops. You will feel so good. Lemon tree looks good too.
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Re: So Cal Garden Report Feb 1 - what to plant

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/5/2011, 7:08 am

@Chopper wrote:
@Ha-v-v wrote:Chopper are those our boxes now?

Yes.

Chopper it looks so nice! Im excited to see you have had produce so long!! Im encouraged for myself. All in good time Smile
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Post  Ha-v-v on 2/5/2011, 7:10 am

Lovely set up Model A Man, veggies all around and a beautiful place to set in the summer in the midst of it. Very well done, nice and neat and organized. The composter is slick and yea for lemons!!
I cant wait to see it mid summer Smile
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