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Old 09-08-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Are there any seeds that could be planted now that would have a chance of blooming this fall? I'm hoping for a long fall!
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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I'm in the same zone as you (NYC metro area) and I don't think we have enough time. Maybe something that comes up jackrabbit quick like, hm, love-in-a-mist (Nigella)? I had a big patch of those self-seed at our last house and would see seedlings come up in mid-September. But I don't think they had time enough to flower before our first frost.

That said, a few of the bigger little guys (we're talking less than 6" high) did manage a tiny flower or two before being zapped for the season, as I recall.

Do you have a protected area like an inside corner of the house that has a south, west, or southwest exposure? Best chance for anything seeded now would probably be in a spot like that.... a warm, protected microclimate.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Unfortunately, September IS fall.

As far as veggies, you could plant some snow peas and maybe get some flowers and maybe even a few pea pods before it freezes. But, even they need 12 weeks to full harvest size - before frost. That would put you into the beginning of December. But, you could get some pea flowers and the vines are pretty, and you might even get some pea pods you could eat.

I'm thinking to toss out the dying cherry tomatoes on my balcony and try some snow peas next week. Of course, I'm in the SF Bay Area, too, so our weather is milder. But, hey, seeds are cheap, right? Worth a try.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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In Alabama zone 7 fall is the time to plant (not from seed) pansies.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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For some people that still till a garden; fall is a great time to plant a cover crop like winter rye: https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/garden...ing-winter-rye. It will not bloom; but it can help your soil.

Here is a planting guide for fall vegetables: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/gar...-in-zone-7.htm.

And here is a list of Spring flowers you can sow in the Fall to get a jump start on the next season: https://www.floretflowers.com/2015/0...ring-blooms-2/.
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