August 2014 Time to plant the Fall Garden

6 Aug

6' tall Parsnip Plant in seed

6′ tall Parsnip Plant in seed

Ok, everyone. It’s time to plan and plant the fall garden from July 15-Aug 15 in Carolinas. There may be some variation of these dates esp. if you can cover the crops with a mini-greenhouse or row cover. Good crops are lettuce, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, beets, and onions as well as collards and other greens. I also plant parsnips from seeds I have from a parsnip plant in seed in the garden right now. They are especially good in a stew and keep in the ground like carrots do all winter. I will attempt to take a picture of the huge parsnips plant on this blog.
I have let organic onions go to seed this year and have hundreds of seeds. Today I will plant them in a container and will move most of them a bit later. Gardening is great and although lots of work, is a lifeline for us. The Fall Garden extends the growing year and keep posted here on how to do it. Thank you. Also, thank you new follower of the blog, J.J. Good to have you aboard. Don

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