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Old 09-21-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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How often should we plant our vegetable garden now when it's cooler weather? Or should we not plant now since its cooler outside, and let them get watered when it rains?

We have planted tomatoes & pepper's fully grown.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Hey Palmbch,

With what you are planting, the average season here is from May 15th to Oct 15, because those are the last and first frost dates, respectively. You won't get any tomatoes or peppers this year, unless you overwinter the plants in a greenhouse or other inside condition. Regarding water: under normal summer conditions in an average summer season (heat, humidity, etc) when you can put your index finger in the soil up to the third joint, and the second joint remains dry, it's time to water.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Rutherford
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We have had to water our tomatoes daily.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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How often should we plant our vegetable garden now when it's cooler weather? Or should we not plant now since its cooler outside, and let them get watered when it rains?

We have planted tomatoes & pepper's fully grown.
Where do you do your gardening?
This year's season is actually just winding down.
Our garden is all ready starting to show signs that it has gotten too cold out to survive much longer. (We planted in May.)
Once the 1st frost comes, it's pretty much over.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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You might be able to plant some cold weather crops now.

Fall is a great time to plant bulbs that will bloom in the spring.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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It's still warm in NJ
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In zone 7, the first autumn frost will occur sometime in October. When that happens, the warm season plants will be done for the year.

Here's an article about fall vegetable gardening.

Planting a Fall Garden Veggie Gardening Tips
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