Originally Posted by KDOGG331
Thanks for all the gardening tips!! I guess I should have know about the kale since this particular variety was called "winter wonderland mix" and I think likes cool temps maybe more than usual or turns cool colors in colder weather.. so does that mean I have to wait to plant it now or? It was high 40s low 50s today. Been raining a lot. Summer here is June, July, August, but this past fall it stayed really warm and nice. It doesn't usually get over 80 until the summer months. So do I still have time to plant the kale or should I just wait at this point? I think when we tried our veggies it was already summer or about to be so that could have been the problem with the peppers. Or maybe we planted too soon. Soil wasn't warm I don't think. Maybe I could try the warm stuff in the beds and other stuff in the ground? Is there anything else that grows well in those beds besides the peppers, tomatoes, and squash? Thankfully I don't really like peas and lettuces/most greens bore me but the girls, as I found out yesterday and today, LOVE broccoli. Just love it. Kale too but the broccoli was gone in minutes. Is there a good way to grow that? Thanks for all the gardening tips. But sorry for hijacking, maybe i should make a thread haha
Anyhow, Blooie that is fantastic!
It's a bit too late to start kale. If you want to try, plant it in a spot that gets morning sun, and afternoon shade to protect it from getting too much heat. Or wait till August to plant, for a fall crop. It's very frost resistant, so as long as you don't get a hard freeze, you should be able to harvest from the end of September till mid-November. Tomatoes and warm season veggies need to be going in the ground now, to be mature and ready for fruit production come summer.
Warm season veggies- tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, melons, beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn,
Cool season crops- Kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, bok choy, cabbages, spinach, turnips, carrots, radishes, beets, chard
Onions do well in hot or cool weather, but I rarely manage to grow them to harvest. The chooks break into my beds as soon as they start to sprout and eat them all.
Herbs aren't picky about where or when they grow, but many can be very invasive. Mints, oregano, marjoram, lemon balm, and chives are best suited to container planting, otherwise they will take over whatever bed they are planted in.