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  • From: "Jim Call" <jimcall@casagarden.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 14:52:04 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Last year, I posted a picture of some of the Tokyo Cross Turnips we harvested.  I had many positive comments on the photo so I created a special page on my website concerning the planting.  We will be planting more turnips of this type this year because of its taste, both with the root and leaves.  Our clients (elderly and homebound) love turnips.  This year, we will be planting the 1st batch during the 1st week of August which is kind of warm in Northern Alabama.  This will be a good test to see how they perform in hot conditions.  Normally, we start planting them during the 1st week in Sept. 
Hope this helps,  Jim
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From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of utahgardens
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 1:12 AM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] (no subject)



Could I please get some thoughts on this?



I am wondering what some of you are planting this time of year for Fall. Utah GARDENS is developing a large 15 acre parcel of land into a huge community garden/farm with an on site farmers market and greenhouse education center. All of this is being done (so far) with donated labor. Not one penny is going into wages.  Our goal is to use the proceeds fort his project to fund improvements to the garden and fund new smaller community gardens. This first year we had limited response from those participating. We decided to farm the area that we did not lease out.  Due to problems with our tractor, we did not get the entire field plowed until just now. We have approximately 10 acres now plowed and waiting to be planted with something. Our first frost is about Sept. 20th ( on a bad year---but we are planning the worst and hoping the best). We believe we still have time for pickling cucumbers. We figure beets, and green onions would do fine and so would a late spinach. Also broccoli and cabbage and other cole crops.  


My question is what would you plant? What are you planting now and for those of you that do some entrepreneurial enterprises with your gardens, what has been the most successful (late planting) crop you have experienced?





Shane with Utah GARDENS


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