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Old 06-28-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Ok, like so many the summer garden is a lost project this year. Normally we have enough to harvest that by fall I am ready to call it quits, but this year, other than tomatoes and a few herbs our garden has gone to graden heaven or maybe hell. I am getting ready to pull most of it out: does anyone have a great ideas for new planting, maybe some fun things for fall. Usually we don't get frost until early to mid November.

Nita
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Orange County, N.C.
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You could always try a few hills of cantaloup, wait until the plants show up before you mulch, and mulch fairly heavily, it keeps the roots damp and cantaloup use the extra water.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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You could always try a few hills of cantaloup, wait until the plants show up before you mulch, and mulch fairly heavily, it keeps the roots damp and cantaloup use the extra water.
thanks, I might give it a try.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Sorry about your summer garden... ...I pulled out cucumber and indeterminant tomatoes already...they were exhausted!

You can still plant fast-growing/producing vegetables now...bush or pole beans, radishes, small peppers...small tomato transplants ie cherry/patio...just planted these in pots.

In my area fall gardens (late summer planting) can include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, any type of greens ie kale, spinach...they thrive in cooling weather...a bit of frost actually sweetens kale and greens.




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Ok, like so many the summer garden is a lost project this year. Normally we have enough to harvest that by fall I am ready to call it quits, but this year, other than tomatoes and a few herbs our garden has gone to graden heaven or maybe hell. I am getting ready to pull most of it out: does anyone have a great ideas for new planting, maybe some fun things for fall. Usually we don't get frost until early to mid November.

Nita
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Sorry about your summer garden... ...I pulled out cucumber and indeterminant tomatoes already...they were exhausted!

You can still plant fast-growing/producing vegetables now...bush or pole beans, radishes, small peppers...small tomato transplants ie cherry/patio...just planted these in pots.

In my area fall gardens (late summer planting) can include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, any type of greens ie kale, spinach...they thrive in cooling weather...a bit of frost actually sweetens kale and greens.
That is some help for sure. I think I will do another round of pole beasns and try a few fall things like maybe cauliflower and spinish. It certainly won't hurt...My tomatoes are still doing fine. They just are not as big as usual, but at least they are surviving.

Nita
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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How late is too late to plant beans or snap peas?

I still have two big empty pots on my deck that were supposed to have tomatos...never got to it. I'm going to start working part time soon, so I could tend something now. I'm not a fan of home grown greens and we don't eat peppers. What else could I plant?

We are in NC, with a shady yard, thus the pots that I can drag into the sunniest spot.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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Where in NC are you? That will make a difference.

Here's a fall planting guide for NC. If you scroll down to the middle of the page, you'll see a chart with planting dates for different vegetables. You'll want to note that it says, "Dates shown are for the upper coastal plain and lower piedmont. In western NC delay planting 10 to 20 days in spring and plant 10 to 20 days earlier in fall. In eastern NC plant 7 to 14 days earlier in spring and 7 to 14 days later in fall."
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