what does everybody have planted in the fall gardens

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Lordofchickens 86, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Lordofchickens 86

    Lordofchickens 86 Songster

    Sep 19, 2011
    The Burg FL
    I live in Zone 8B in Florida ANd i have Collards,Mustards,Turnips,Beets,Carrots,and Mesculin salad Mix growing right now.Can't wait to eat all the delious produce.[​IMG]
    what does everyone else have growing
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    A snow fence! [​IMG]

    I have a lot of chard growing right now, as it's a favorite. Plus beets, parsnips and squash. I'm waiting for some frost to sweeten the parsnips before I harvest. Usually I have a few more different types of greens, and a couple of other things, but I couldn't garden as much this year.

    There's still some tomatoes, peppers and beans left, too. They aren't actively growing, but are holding well on the plants. Most were eaten or put in the freezer. We've had some warmer than usual weather this fall. I'm ready at a moments notice to run out there and pick produce or drag something in for the night. [​IMG]

    I have a bunch of herbs out there that I've been harvesting and drying. Mints, parsley, basil and lemon verbena. We've been bringing in some things to over winter, like the stevia, coffee tree, tea plant and one of the lemon verbenas.

    Your garden sounds great! I've never grown mustard.
  3. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chirping

    Sep 27, 2011
    This is my first year and I'm doing it with raised beds. Since I only had one bed filled with dirt, I have beans, garlic, peas, beets, and radishes there. I finally got the other beds filled yesterday so this weekend I'm putting in brussel sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, and more garlic.

    I'm very new to gardening and so anything that grows is enough to excite me!!
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Well, a couple of weeks ago I put a last planting of lettuce in and then forgot to cover the area, and of course the chickens romped around in there. Yesterday when I was mowing the lawn I noticed a fine crop of baby lettuce growing among the grass next to the garden...[​IMG]
  5. Ole and Lena

    Ole and Lena Songster

    Jul 22, 2011
    Wright Co Minnesota
    I planted ice cubes, I'm hoping to grow a skating rink. Better put in some pucks and start some hockey sticks from toothpicks in the freezer too. The trick is getting them to bend at the right place.

    Must be interesting living that far south. You can grow stuff all year. That'd be cool. At least we don't have poisonous snakes or spiders or fire ants up here. Bone chilling cold is good for something!
  6. Lordofchickens 86

    Lordofchickens 86 Songster

    Sep 19, 2011
    The Burg FL
    Quote:when you live up there in the tundra what do you expect. i love it are coldest temps are 16 or so i hate winter that is why i love florida it only cold 2 or 3 months out of the year.cold for me im cold right now and its only 59 outside.florida boy born in raised.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    WEEDS!!! Unfortunatly I let my summer garden get out of hand and I have lots of work to do in it!! [​IMG]

  8. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Nothing new planted....yet

    But we have peppers that are two years old still going fine, corn with ears and a few squash

    I will dig out most of it after the next rain, or just before and sow our cover crop seeds

    Our winter garden is ready for garlic, onions, brocholi, peas and.....

    We have tubs with herbs and spinach still growing too
  9. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I planted
    Swiss Chard
    Lot of different kinds of Lettuce

    Some things are starting to sprout... and we are back to the mid 90's here! I was hoping for cooler weather now!

    And, the four Hubbard Squash plants I have kept alive all summer, that only put out male flowers ... finally has ONE female flower, still a tiny baby, but there are a few tiny male flowers too... So..if the weather stays this warm, I might get one small Hubbard Squash, from a seed packet that bragged on making 20lb fruits!! Just not this year in AZ obviously!
  10. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Songster

    May 4, 2011
    Casa Grande
    Quote:LOL, you were warmer a few days ago than we were down in the desert...waiting for cooler air to plant...O&L, I know Wright County well, grew up there (St. Michael, Buffalo, Monti, Maple Lake, etc.) many moons ago, moved back and still have a house there (rented), but so totally enjoying no winter [​IMG]

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