Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fall Garden Reminder

It is that time again to start thinking about planting your fall garden seeds. I planted my cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower seeds down in our makeshift greenhouse today. I didn't get my fill of squash this summer so I planted some more squash seeds too. It takes them 50 to 55 days to mature so they should be in before our first frost date (October 15). I also planted some small sugar pumpkins, but I really don't expect much from them. It takes them 108 days until maturity and that is well into our frost time. I thought I would give it a whirl and see what happened. I am also going to plant some okra seeds tomorrow. It takes them 55 days until maturity and I still haven't been able to grow okra this year. I thought anybody could grow okra!! My son will be tilling some new beds in the next few days. I want to get prepared to plant my peas and collards soon. I also will be planting a lettuce bed for fall salads. I may try another batch of beets too. They only take 58 days until maturity and I didn't get to can any of our beets this spring. Spinach will also be planted in our lettuce bed. I don't like cooked spinach, but we all love fresh baby spinach in our salads. It takes 45 days for that to be ready. Remember, that our growing zone may be very different from yours. Take a few minutes and do some reading to see what is the best time to plant in your area. I want to again see how long we can eat out of our garden this year. Last fall, the chickens ate all of my plants so I am hoping this time around will be better.

grace and peace,
julie

2 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

I have got to start planning my fall gardening. I am still so overwhelmed with the summer bounty that it is hard to imagine fall.

TnFullQuiver said...

Mrs. Trixi,
I usually feel the same way, but with our cooler weather this year we haven't even gotten red tomatoes yet!
grace and peace,
julie