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7/26/11 8:46 P

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You may be able to raise garlic in a deep pot if it's cold hardy enough. My favorite garlic is a Siberian variety called Bogatyr (pretty sure I originally got it from Seed Savers Exchange) - and I think it's pretty much indestructible. _I_ can't kill it, anyway, and that's saying a lot! But I do mulch mine. Hey, what's the problem with hay as a mulch? Just curious...

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7/25/11 12:06 P

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I so totally agree....

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7/25/11 12:03 P

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Thank you Patti. I'll do that.
Garlic is one of the easiest things to grow. Why we import it in from China is beyond me. I REFUSE to by garlic from China - or anything else if I can help it.

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7/25/11 11:39 A

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I'm not sure but I do think they would. That's why you mulch them so they don't completely freeze. You could try a few and see for the future, but plant them in your garden for next year. Sprinkle Red Pepper flakes around the bulbs while planting. If the varment gets a bite of those flakes, they probably won't be back....(go to the dollar store and get a bottle of Cheap Flakes.)
Or plant and cover your bulbs, much them and then lay some mesh over the area so nothing can dig in. (some kind of small holed chicken wire)

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7/25/11 11:31 A

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Gemini - I was thinking of planiting my garlic in window box containers, as something was digging up the cloves after I had planted them. Would these be damaged from the cold if done in window boxes?

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I haven't been following this thread but I do have a few helpful hints on some of the things posted.
Yes, plant garlic in the fall and cover with ground leaves or straw (NOT Hay) for next years harvest.
Carrots will sprout better if covered. The seeds like darkness to sprout in. I covered my with plywood supported up by a border of bricks. In your container just place newspaper over it. They do like full sun to grow in.
Brussel Sprouts, Don't pick till after the first frost. They will be sweeter.

I'm not even thinking about my fall garden yet. My tomatoes are still green ! ! !



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7/24/11 8:30 A

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broccoli, lettuce, peas? - I don't usually do much with the fall garden after the winter squash is harvested -

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7/24/11 7:54 A

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Onions? I really don't know...

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7/24/11 7:48 A

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I was just thinking about this yesterday. I have brussels sprouts that will be bearing in the fall and I will put in garlic for next year. I think I'm going to replant the lettuce and beets (for greens - I dont' know if I can still get much root with what's left of the growing season). What else has a short/ cool season? I wish I could get another crop of peas - those were soooo good.

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7/24/11 12:22 A

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we rebuilt our deck this summer and my hubby put in 2 new raised beds. i just have to fill them with dirt and decide what to put in there now.

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7/23/11 2:26 P

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I wasn't planning on doing anything for fall, but garlic.

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7/23/11 12:51 P

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I started some small variety carrots from seeds in some planters this morning! DH wasn't sure if our ground would allow them to grow properly, so I put them in the planters and I can easily keep them watered as they sprout and I thin them, etc. We are also going to plant lettuce, turnips, and beets...I am so looking forward to it! I fixed a chicken pot pie with turnips and sweet potatoes in it last fall and it was so yummy!

I would love to hear others' ideas about a fall garden.

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I have some fall vegetables that I was going to do. It is just mixed in with my summer vegetables since I do the square foot garden. I have a small garden, but keep it active. What do you have growing? I have some beans, peas, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and lettuce. This is only my second year gardening, so now it is still sort of an experiment, but going well so far.

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My husband is tilling the garden for a fall garden. We had lots of tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, and potatoes for our summer garden. Hopefully, we will have some good produce during the fall season.

Anyone planting a fall garden?

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