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9/20/13 12:03 A

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You can plant your fall garlic right now if you wish. Don't have to wait until October. They should be ready to dig sometime in July then. Or you can plant them in the spring if you don't get to it this fall, but they won't be ready to dig until late summer or early fall.

Brussel sprouts supposedly are better harvested after you've had a light frost. Improves the flavor, or so I've read. But that doesn't mean you can't harvest individual buds when they are big enough instead of waiting till fall to do so all at once.

Are you referring to getting an early start on next year's crops by planting some of the seeds now? Or are you looking for some late season crops to plant for harvesting this year - such as fall lettuce, radishes, or other crops that grow quickly and like the cooler weather?

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9/19/13 2:43 P

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Welcome to the team. I am getting a planting schedule for our area to see what I can grow for the colder months in our area. I want to grow brussel sprout as they are just great when you cut them from the stalk . I also want to plant garlic and I believe I need to do this during October, but will be checking

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9/19/13 9:53 A

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Nice work on your garden! You grow things that we can't in North America (at least this part of it). I have pots of sage, parsley, rosemary, mint, and thyme, and two large container gardens with heirloom tomatoes, green peppers, basil, marigolds, and nasturtiums on my patio. Keep up the good work!

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9/19/13 9:39 A

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Hi, welcome to the team
Love the pix of your garden! Trick on picking those mulberries, put a tarp or large piece of plastic on the ground under the tree. Shake the branch and the ripe ones fall onto the tarp. Just pick up the corners and pour your harvest into a container.

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9/18/13 10:59 P

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Wonderful photos. You've done lots of work there! Let us know how the soup turns out!

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Hi all, I was excited to stumble on this group and it got me inspired to go into the yard with camera in hand today to take the photos which I have now uploaded on my sparkspage. I live on a 610 square block which was void of plants when I purchased this house - I have over the past 7 years created a forest of edible foods and lushious greenery - my sanctuary. It now pretty much takes care of itself thank goodness, but certainly there are days when a lot of effort needs to be put in to it to keep it all under some sort of control. My favourite part of life is to know that I have an abundance of home grown food and herbs growing right outside my door and I can pick what is in season at the time. Tonight I will be cooking up those cherry tomatoes in the photo in a little water and then wizzing with my blender to make a lovely thick soup made up of nothing but sweet home grown tomatoes and water - yum!! I am currently blogging daily also as I commenced the GM 7 day diet today - I did this last month and lost 2.8kgs in 7 days. If you want to check it out just google the 'GM diet' or 'general motors diet'. My first blog yesterday explains why I like this diet and why I am doing it at this point in time. I do hope you get a chance to browse some of my photos......

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