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Old 08-21-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I am planning my first fall garden, anybody have any tips or advice?
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I am jealous that you can garden well into the fall! Are you new to gardening? What are the average temps in your area?
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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No, I am not new to it at all, I just have never done a fall veggie garden before, dont really know why. Almost everyone I know starts theirs in September for cool-weather veggies. The coldest month here is January, with an average temp of 46F. However, that being said, we had one night in February that had a low of 19F. That really wreaked havoc on my orange trees!
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I usually plant mustard greens but this year I am experimenting with fall and winter gardening. Want to plant some greens of course, turnips, winter cabbage and get other things out. I have been researching what will and will not survive our winter.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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please share your research! I am planting the usual suspects, squash, beets, sweet potatoes, cabbage, but would love to see what you are going to grow...... what part of Ms are you in, if you dont mind my asking?
I am going to plant a fall lettuce crop, as well as a second planting of tomatoes, hope they work!
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Here is the University of Florida's guide to Florida vegetable gardening, including planting dates and suggested varieties.

SP 103/VH021: Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Well, I got the garden plowed and tilled over the weekend, put in various lettuces, spinach, arugala, and kale.
I seem to be having trouble finding seed, very puzzled about that.
I found beets, cabbage, peas and a couple of squashes, but nothing else.
Anybody know where to find seed this time of year? I would rather not order online if I can avoid it.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I just got back from Home Depot in SE Florida and the one I go to stocks an entire election of seeds from Burpee and other firms.

WalMart usually stocks seeds you may need.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I just got back from Home Depot in SE Florida and the one I go to stocks an entire election of seeds from Burpee and other firms.

WalMart usually stocks seeds you may need.
None at the WalMart here, I just got back, will look @ Home Depot and Lowes, thanks!
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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In addition to Lowes and Home Depot, I have also seen seeds at Walgreens and Albertson's. There are also several reputable seed sellers that ship through Amazon.com which may be your best bet if you find that most places have stopped carrying seeds since they are out of season up north.
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