Time to Plant…fall seeds

Sep 4, 2009

Polebean I've gotten more requests lately to post more often about what to plant when. Planting alerts if you will. So I've created a new category on the blog called "Time to Plant". These posts will be short but timely and I'll do my best to post them more often.

Right now, you should be finding cole crop transplants in the garden center such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, salad greens and cool season herbs. Plant these now and keep in mind we'll still have some warm days, meaning you'll need to keep an eye on adequate watering. Direct seed snap and snow peas, lettuce greens and fava beans into the garden now.

Also, you can start seeds of all the cool season crops indoors to transplant outside in about 6-weeks. If you hurry, and do it this weekend, you can still squeeze in some warm season crops. Direct seed into the garden bush beans, black-eyed peas, scallop squashes, bush zucchini and pickling cucumbers.

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Sep 05, 2009
12:46 am

Very cool. I just seeded a bunch of stuff. I’m doing a method called polyculture that I’ve been reading about in the book Gaia’s Garden. Can garlic and onions be planted now?

Check out the DFW Permaculture Guild’s site at dfwpermaculture.ning.com We are holding a Permablitz on Sept 12. Check out the info page at the site.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Sep 05, 2009
7:53 am

Hi Graham - you can start seeds of Onions in late September/October and plant bulbs of Garlic in October. OR you can plant sets and slips of onions in January and start seeds of Garlic seed in March.

Polyculture can be very effective. I usually mix crops together in the same beds unless it’s too small a space. I also mix veggies into my ornamental beds which has the same effect. Actually, if you think about it, most small backyard gardens are polycultures by nature. I’ll check out the site. I’m out of town on the 12th but I’ll keep my out out for other events.

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