Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Fall Plantings

I've never tried late summer plantings for a fall harvest, but we're trying this year.  The first fall frost is difficult to gauge in Minnesota, so we're trying right around August 1st this year and will see how it goes.

What's gone in the ground:
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Romaine (green and red)
  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Kohlrabi
  • Beets
  • Peas
  • Beans
Most of these like to germinate and/or grow in cool(er) soil, and our 90 heat right now does not seem overly promising.  However, the upcoming forecast shows highs in the mid-80s so hopefully with adequate watering we can get these plants to come.  Now, that doesn't mean they'll survive the bunnies.

We will send the remaining seeds to the greenhouse to see what we can get to grow this fall and winter.

Stay cool...

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