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Fall Planting Plans

July 9, 2012

Home Grown Carrots by brotherscott, on Pix-O-Sphere

Don’t let fall planting creep up on you and then miss it!  (I’ve got to start planting by the end of the month! Yes – July!)  Here are a few tips to get you started thinking in the right direction.

Step 1:  Check your first and last frost dates by state:  Victory Seeds

Step 2:  Determine when you need to plant.  According to Ed Hume Seeds, you’ll want to plant your winter crops early enough to let them reach their full maturity before that first killing frost.

The following need 90 days to mature:

ROOTCROPS

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Parsnip
  • Rutabaga
  • Globe Onions

LEAFCROPS

  • Brussells Sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflower
  • Fava Bean

Broccoli by timothybyrne, on Pix-O-Sphere
The following need 60 days to mature:

ROOTCROPS

  • Early Carrots
  • Leek
  • Turnip
  • Kohlrabi

LEAFCROPS

  • Early Cabbages
  • Winter Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Perennial Flowers
  • Perennial Herbs
  • Swiss Chard

spring CSA share by selcmom, on Pix-O-Sphere
The following need 30 days to mature:

ROOTCROPS

  • Chives
  • Bunching Onions
  • Radishes

LEAFCROPS

  • Broccoli
  • Cover Crops
  • Leaf Lettuces
  • Mustard
  • Spinach
  • Lawn seed

Need to lengthen your growing season?  Ed Hume has plenty of ideas for you from mulching to cloches.

Need to get organized?  I love this Free Fall Garden Planner from  Little House in the Suburbs.

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