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Fall/Winter Crop

Posted by Joshua Finch about 12 years ago

We've started planting our fall/winter garden

Snowdown Pack arrived!

For $30 (with s/h) we received one packet of the following:

Touchstone Gold Beets

Green Sprouting Broccoli

Chirimen Hakusai Cabbage

Scarlet Nantes Carrots

Champion Collard Greens

Creasy Greens (Winter Cress)

Vates Blue Curled Kale

Winter Spinach

Bandit Leeks

Winter Density Lettuce

Mammoth Melting Snow Peas

Miyashege White Daikon Radish

Now, according to the state, we should have planted back in July or August for fall. Late August, I can understand. But when many of these crops need cooler temperatures, I begin to wonder about this advice. July? It regularly reaches 100 F (37.7 C)! Yeah, I’m going to sow my kale in those temperatures. You’d think we were in NY or something, expecting winter early. 

August this year was still hot- and besides I wasn’t in the country. 

I’m glad that they actually provide us with some guidelines, but I want to live a little and try this out. The seed packets (keep in mind Horizon Herbs is in Oregon) say September and even October (on the peas and some others). I’m going to go with their expertise this time around. And if this crop fails, it fails and we learn from it. But you can’t learn if you never even try.

So, with that said, I’m going to give my comfrey fertilizer its daily stir and start plotting where to sow some winter madness.


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