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Thread #147256 Message #3412253
Posted By: pdq
30-Sep-12 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Subject: RE: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Some of the favorite garden veggies are gone as soon as the termperature gets to about 30 degrees (F): okra, beans, peas, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers. Usually also corn and cucumbers.
Most other annuals are not done yet, and some prefer the fall.
Anyone have a few example of their October 1 planting favorites?
Last year I bough a package of "100 UC-72 asparagus seeds". Planted them in neat staggered row about 10 inches apart.
Initially, there were a few more than stated: 109 seeds. Of those 86 germinated. By the end of the year, close to 70 were left. This spring about 50 came up. Now about 45 as so remain as some turned yellow and dried up this summer.
Next spring they will be relocated to a permanent bed with lots of compost. I expect only about 30 to go in the bed with 6 or so set aside for replacement if the chosen one don't make it.
Still, I think it was $3.49 well spent.