What is going into your fall garden?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Dirtmechanic, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Dirtmechanic

    Dirtmechanic In Flower

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL zone 8a
    my fall garden is going to have some winter squash, spinach, and maybe kohlrabi. Anything new out there? What are you wanting to grow in yours?
     
    Growingpains likes this.
  2. Loading...


  3. adam.ca

    adam.ca Seedling

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2019
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    spinach, radishes, lettuce, peas, and beans.

    I'm growing some peas and beans now and will use them fill some empty patches, in a couple of weeks I'll direct sow the other things and hope for the best. I started some lettuce in cups little worried it will bolt but... it's worth a try I guess.
    being such a newbie, I'm just trying things and seeing what works and what doesn't, trying to keep the space filled.
     
  4. Odif

    Odif In Flower

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    1,207
    Location:
    pyrenees orientales
    I plant lettuce all year round. Poly tunnels are perfect for winter growing
     
    hummerbum and Growingpains like this.
  5. Catdaddy6676

    Catdaddy6676 In Flower

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2018
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    466
    Location:
    Lugoff, SC
    Kholrabi!!
     
    Growingpains likes this.



    Advertisement
  6. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    19,184
    Likes Received:
    4,476
    Location:
    North Central Texas, Zone 8a
    Me....if / when we get Autumn
     
  7. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    773
    Location:
    Michigan
    I'm leaving the bolted lettuce, hoping we may have lettuce in October. Otherwise, the garden can have a winter rest. That's just what I will be doing! Oh, the Kale keeps on producing, SO!
     
    hummerbum and Cayuga Morning like this.
  8. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    6,549
    Location:
    Central Texas, zone 8
    Fall garden will have broccoli, green beans, leaf lettuces, garlic to be harvested in spring, and one row of carrots. We still have carrots from the spring garden, so I'm going light on the carrot thing!
     
  9. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    773
    Location:
    Michigan
    Marlin, I did forget hardneck garlic!
     
    hummerbum likes this.
  10. Dirtmechanic

    Dirtmechanic In Flower

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL zone 8a
    My squash are up. I have rediscovered my ability to plant something and forget where I put what. Oh well- it does add interest. I have a perfectly good collection of metal plant tags, and guess what? Yep, forget to use them...every fall. But I remember them in the spring? Strange gardening behavior imo.
     
  11. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,739
    Likes Received:
    2,843
    Location:
    New England
    We have harvested the onions potatoes and garlic, & some of the beets. Still have more beets, carrots, kale, tomatoes and leeks in the garden.

    I plan on planting garlic soon for next year.
     
  12. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    773
    Location:
    Michigan
    Cayuga, will you plant hard neck or soft neck garlic? I set out both last Fall. Both did well. We did harvest the Soft neck earlier than the Hard neck.
     
    hummerbum and Cayuga Morning like this.
  13. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,739
    Likes Received:
    2,843
    Location:
    New England
    Hi Growingpains, I have only grown the hardnecks, mainly because I love harvesting the garlic scapes. And also because the cloves tend to be bigger.

    What has been your experience?How do you think they compare?
     
    hummerbum and Growingpains like this.
  14. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    773
    Location:
    Michigan
    So far we're waiting to see how well the soft neck keeps. We decided to use it first, just in case it drys out or goes bad. If I had to choose, hard neck.
     
    hummerbum and Cayuga Morning like this.
  15. Dirtmechanic

    Dirtmechanic In Flower

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL zone 8a
    So how does one soften garlic in the microwave? I can say the failures lingers for days and I hope not weeks!
     
    Growingpains and hummerbum like this.
  16. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,739
    Likes Received:
    2,843
    Location:
    New England
    Oh dear Dirt. What ever have you done?

    We make an olive oil/garlic mix by crushing the garlic cloves then putting them in a small bowl with olive oil in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. We just keep checking on it until the garlic seems softened & has infused the oil. Great over pasta with some fresh garden parsley.
     

Share This Page