What is going into your fall garden?

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

  1. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

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    How many laughing faces can I use!
    Dirt-mechanic, you're missing a very nutritious green by not eating Kale. The small leaves are tender and sweet. As it grows, it becomes tougher and tastes stronger. Small leaves are a great addition to a salad/ Steamed and chopped it's great in veggie soups. Very appetizing sauteed with onion, garlic, whatever one likes. I planted 4 rows and after eating it, freezing it, friends are picking it. It will supply volunteer Kale if left to seed it;s self.
     
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    Going to plant seeds this weekend for the fall garden. Not wanting to get crazy but will do a tray with 3-4 varieties. It's only the second time trying a fall/winter garden.

    Garlic and kohlrabi are for sure but I may include some beets as well, since they can turn around quickly.
     
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    I have only a few spare pots to plant anything in, and planning to plant some softneck garlic and spring onions, if I can find the seeds (probably in October)! Any other suggestions for things that would grow in small to medium sized pots?
     
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    Bok choy is great in small or medium pots! Last spring I grew 2 in a gallon pot and 3-4 in a 3 gallon pot. They mature in 40-50 days.
     
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    Interesting, thanks! I'll look into this!
     
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    I actually do not mind kale when it is super tender. And its great -but not tastier than spinach.
     
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    True, spinach is delicious. Mine bolted quickly this year.

    Plantmom, lettuce grows rapidly and should do well in pots. A tomato plant would grow well, but if it gets cold, not a good choice.
    We had so much volunteer lettuce this year, we shared with many neighbors. Ready to take out the Gone to seed lettuce, I shook the seed heads all around the garden, hoping for more volunteer before frost.
     
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    @Growingpains , I do the same thing with my lettuce. I let them go to seed and then have so many seedlings come spring, I am handing them out to the rest of the community gardeners! Such a richness of lettuce seedlings!
     
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    Cayuga, doesn't it feel good to have plenty to share?
    I only wish tomatoes were so plentiful. We have enough for eating, but no excess.
     
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    Last year I had 32 tomato plants. This year 16. Even 16 makes more than we can use.
     
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    GP, YES it does indeed!

    I have 4 tomato plants in pots on my terrace and two in my community garden. I have enough for our use and some to share. Not a lot though. At home unfortunately the chipmunks have taken a liking to tomatoes this year. I keep catching one out of the corner of my eye making off with a little ripe one in his mouth. I make like an enraged leprechaun (I am small & of Irish descent) on our terrace yelling at them! I am sure I look ridiculous.
     
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    :like: I'm imagining a Leprechaun chasing a chipmunk, "Give it to me!"
    We devour quite a few tomatoes in a day. Tomato and cheese on toast
    for breakfast, tomato sections for lunch, tomato sandwiches at snack time.
     
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    I had a tomato fantasy where I thought dried tomato was gonna be my thing. Even bought a second dehydrator. Waay tangy for my unsophisticated taste buds.
     
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    Only a gardener would have a tomato fantasy.
     
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    Cleaning up the garden of all the done summer stuff. Just planted a bunch of lettuce though as a fall crop.
     
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