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9/25/09 9:41 A

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We hit -30s last winter with the wind chill and our garlic popped through. It is an amazing plant.

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9/25/09 9:25 A

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Garlic! Gotta love the sweet, potent, aroma that wafts through the air when roasting it. Yummy. Last year I followed Mother Earth News planting cycle for Garlic ... Columbus Day. We lovingly tilled the soil, by hand mind you ... to try our hand at growing garlic. I was skeptical, yet, I love garlic.

And then, to my dismay, I saw the young plants bursting through the soil several weeks later. Fearing the worst, I figured the crop would be a failure as the first frost, and winter loomed around the corner.

So, once again I figured I would start from scratch in the early Spring.

Wouldn't ya know it, we drove down to the cabin in late winter/early spring and there it was, the garlic was peering at us through a light dusting of snow ... it was 4 inches tall and looking as happy and content as it could be!

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This year ... a larger plot has already been tilled in our garden. We figured we would rotate an area that we had planted tomatoes and turnip greens would be ideal.

Happy Gardening.

(Note: the garden in in south western Virginia where the winters are relatively mild, yet last winter we saw a lot of low 20's in January).


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8/11/09 1:15 A

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Gotcha,
We plant and harvest about the same times. Our last frost is usually in early April with 1st frost in December !

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8/10/09 12:44 P

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After planting, but they will survive a frost. We plant ours on good friday, that's what my great grandfather always did, then we harvest late June, early July.

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8/10/09 1:34 A

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Lisa, You lost me :)
Do your peas need a light frost after planting or before producing????
Our peas are planted after the last frost of spring & harvested before the 1st frost in fall.

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8/9/09 8:08 P

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Does that mean you think I CAN get a crop still (my first frost is probably 6 to 8 weeks away) or are you saying they need a frost early in their life cycle in order to bear well?

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8/2/09 10:55 A

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Peas usually need an early frost to do good. If you plant them to late in the spring, they don't do well.

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If you planted peas now...you could get your harvest before the hard frost.

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8/1/09 9:53 P

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I'm also zone 5. I've gotten two crops of spinach and lettuce I'd like to try peas, but I think the season is too short.

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i was thinking about planting a 2nd crop of peas, but i would need to plant soon., but i don't have room. my other plants are starting to produce food.

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7/29/09 12:08 P

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Mal- I'm zone 5 also. No fall planting here. Too cold.

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7/29/09 8:38 A

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Thank You, everyone, for the great tips. Now to carve out the time to get it done...

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There are a number of plants that you can get two crops out of each year, like radishes, spinach, beets, cabbage, kale, carrots, lettuce, etc. Planting now should get you some harvest for these by the time snow flies.

For my area (kansas city), I just google "Kansas City Planting Guide", and i found a nice little planting chart for lots of types of veggies for the area (south extreme of zone 5).

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7/28/09 6:30 P

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Harvesting in the late fall, I think...

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Do you mean plants to eat or see in the fall or to sow/plant in the fall?


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corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, tomatoes,

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What would be good veggies to plant for the fall, and what timeframe would you use for planting? I live in Zone 5. Thank you in advance...

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