Winter and fall gardens

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2008/09/16 18:32:34 (permalink)

Winter and fall gardens

I am getting ready to till our small garden for the winter/fall planting. I will be doing several types of greens plus I will be planting winter onions that wil be ready early spring.

Out of curiosity, is there more types of things that can be planted this type of year for winter use or early spring?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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    joerogo
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 18:51:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    I am getting ready to till our small garden for the winter/fall planting. I will be doing several types of greens plus I will be planting winter onions that wil be ready early spring.

    Out of curiosity, is there more types of things that can be planted this type of year for winter use or early spring?

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    Paul, In our zone its probably too late for any bitter lettuces or greens.

    Next month we plant garlic, that's it.

    Amazing though, my garden is still green and producing like crazy. I probably won't till until at least the end of the month.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 19:08:10 (permalink)
    Paul----I'll bet you can get in touch with someone in your
    neck of the woods ----the 4-H people or the Dept of Agriculture
    or someone who can set you up with all the necessary info. By
    the way someone resurrected a site on buttermilk and I just read your
    post and it is a riot. I can see you because of how well you described
    the scene--------having worked on a dairy farm for years I know exactly
    what you meant. Hey man, she was only funnin' ya !!!!!!!!

    I can smell Joe's garlic garden every year in St Pete.
    And I wish he would stop with the garlic already.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 19:17:24 (permalink)
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    Paul----I'll bet you can get in touch with someone in your
    neck of the woods ----the 4-H people or the Dept of Agriculture
    or someone who can set you up with all the necessary info. By
    the way someone resurrected a site on buttermilk and I just read your
    post and it is a riot. I can see you because of how well you described
    the scene--------having worked on a dairy farm for years I know exactly
    what you meant. Hey man, she was only funnin' ya !!!!!!!!

    I can smell Joe's garlic garden every year in St Pete.
    And I wish he would stop with the garlic already.


    That was back in the days when the company required us to dress in suits. Believe me when I say I was splattered with cow poop. It was hot and I smelled really bad. No milk since then.

    I was fortunate as I had a driver and I had some libation on board. It made the trip back home a better drive.

    I will never ever have a job that requires me to suit up.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    joerogo
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 19:24:45 (permalink)
    Taken from the buttermilk thread.
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    Originally posted by Cakes

    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    A friend of mine left our employment about 20 years ago to go into business with his father in law. He invited me down for a tour during mid July. I have not drunk any milk since the.

    The temp was 95+F and they were milking with mechanical devices. The cow let one go and covered my suit, shirt, tie, suspenders and shoes with a million poop shrapnels.

    They had to wash her breast down with iodine or something like that and her residue covered her breast also.

    After that, I was not a fan of milk anymore.

    I do understand folks that enjoy this beverage but I could not handle it any longer. I rarely do ice cream any longer.

    I did buy milk today for cooking. $2.99 a quart.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN

    Ahh, that would be the udder, Paul

    Cakes




    Sorry Sundancer7, LMAO.

    Now back to Winter and Fall gardens.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 19:59:14 (permalink)
    Mr.Sundancer , here in Dothan and the Wiregrass area we plant beets , rutabagas , onions , turnips, mustard , heading collards , carrots , broccoli,cauliflower , cabbage and garlic now . In October we plant lettuces . In November we plant spinach . In December and January we plant English peas and Sugar Snap peas . We have a 40 x 25 ft . garden and a little herb garden in our backyard .
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 20:02:14 (permalink)
    Leeks maybe?

    Great for cooking...!
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/16 21:08:34 (permalink)

    We are still harvesting tomatoes and peppers of various types.

    when they finally finish up we will till, and dump a load of horse manure on the garden to winter over. Then till again in the Spring before planting.

    We don't get into the cold weather fall crops.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/17 07:44:10 (permalink)
    Turnips, and eat the greens as well.

    Which greens did you plant? We enjoy Kale and Mustards.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/17 07:58:27 (permalink)
    <---- North Dakota

    The garden is rapidly winding down and won't be up again until next May/June.

    I see we have a forcast for a long cold winter. It hit -50 twice last year. Might be closer to June.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/17 09:41:46 (permalink)
    Doug , in my garden here in Dothan , we grow turnips for their greens and small roots to cook with the greens , rutabagas ,whose greens are wonderful ,curly mustard , and kale . Lettuces in October .and spinach in November . We love all greens !
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/18 08:33:57 (permalink)
    Up here in zone 6 a little hard for wintering over.
    But my favorite is Parsnips, just planted them last week here.
    I harvest them in March when I can get a fork in the soil.
    They are nice and sweet after a long frost.
    Has anybody had any luck in moving herbs indoors for the winter?
    We are looking at our first frost comming tonight here.
    I will probably cover what I have as it's only going to be a one night event. Chow Jim
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/19 18:23:43 (permalink)
    I'm in zone 6, also. I'll have to try parsnips this winter. So far, the only thing I've had in the garden over the winter is garlic.

    I've never moved my herbs indoors for the winter, but I have some large clear plastic bags that I pull over my potted herbs in the fall. It keeps all but the really delicate herbs in decent shape until winter.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/20 15:12:25 (permalink)
    I had an outstanding garden success this year and I will be greatly expanding it's size. I'll plant some garlic next month for sure, looking into onions also.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/09/20 18:42:11 (permalink)
    I actually stink at gardening besides my basil and lemon balm plants. I live in Ohio. I think a zone 5-6. It was my first year trying and I picked to wet of a spot for my garden. I am going to til the spot now that I would like to have for next year. I am going to be bringing my basil inside as it is about 3 feet tall and I don't want it to die.
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/10/21 15:58:52 (permalink)
    Got a mess of greens on the stove right now - turnips and mustards with a country ham hock. Good eatin' tonight!
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/10/21 16:13:36 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Got a mess of greens on the stove right now - turnips and mustards with a country ham hock. Good eatin' tonight!


    I have got five different species of greens in the garden and boy are they up. I have already picked some collards and I cooked them with Benton ham and Benton bacon with jalapeno, onion, chicken broth and seasoned salt and they were excellent.

    I was advised that the greens were better after the first major frost. I do not know about that. The greens really make my garden look good. They are like fresh grass.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    RE: Winter and fall gardens 2008/10/22 12:57:44 (permalink)
    Hi Paul,

    Over here in coastal South Carolina, our winter garden gets turnip greens, kale, spinach, mustard, cabbage, English peas, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. I still have field peas and butterbeans producing, so I'm going to see if they'll overwinter.
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