What veggies can I plant in August for Fall?

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    margba
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    And when?


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    Jill Staake
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    Oooh, good question! What gardening zone are you in, margba? That will help with the “when” part of the question. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s suggestions on this!


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    margba
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    Hi Jill!  I am in zone 6, scPA!  Hey, maybe we can make it a “sticky” type of quest here, you could rephrase it, remove this post of mine!  Thanks!


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    belle_pa
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    Daddy always broadcast turnips on the ground where onions, radishes, lettuce were over.   We loved our turnips.

    I do save onion sets in fridge from the spring and plant them in fall for fresh green onions.


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    steve232__nc
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    Marg I plant my broccoli and cabbage in mid to late August. I’m in zone 7 so you would probably want to plant a little sooner than I do for a fall crop. I usually have broccoli by Thanksgiving. I also sow lettuce in very early September. All those crops can take some froze and even freezes. If you can keep the worms off your broccoli and cabbage till after a couple of freezes you won’t have to worry with them when you harvest. I know they are especially a problem with  broccoli. Also I would think if you grow cauliflower (which I don’t) you could plant it about the same time as the other  cole crops.

    My grandparents always grew turnips and I do know they planted them in the fall as well but since I don’t eat them I never took an interest in when or exactly how to plant them. I do remember the turnips seeds were sown.

    Belle thats a great idea about planting onion sets in the fall for green onions. Wish I had saved me some this spring now.  :-(


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    margba
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    Thanks for the suggestions!  I guess there are brussel sprouts & spinach, too! I guess I will gave my work cut out for me as far as getting some sort of veggie garden going at the new place when I move there later this wk!  Also there are no flowers there!


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    steve232__nc
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    Marg if you need flowers for this year and if theres a Lowes near you  go out to their garden center and check out the clearance rack. They usually have some flowers and plants there marked way down and most of the time all they need is a little water and care.


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    skippydel13zone6KY
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    Also kale is SO good to plant, you could go on and sow that in the next few weeks as well as some green beans. I’m in zone 6 too. I’m jealous of Steve’s temps, I’ve been freezing here today.


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    margba
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    I have to get planning & planting again!  :-)  just I have to be aware that there are deer around here, whereas there were no deer problems at my old place!


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    belle_pa
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    Here the deer knew the day the sweet corn was ripe.  They took out a complete row of yellow corn on the outside of the patch.  They did not bother the white at all.  Guess it wasn’t to their taste!!  It’s been ready a week now and they haven’t eaten the white at all.

    We are surrounded with field corn  and it’s several fields to the woods.  They came through all that to get the yellow sweet corn.


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    margba
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    Wow!  That is totally unreal!  Sorry about your yellow corn!  Wonder if they would touch bi-color?  I love the bi-color!


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