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fall crops

I agree with Shelly's list.  I would also say try some broccoli, kale, and swiss chard.  Anywhere there's open space, plant buckwheat-- it'll help keep the weeds down, bring a billion pollinators and other beneficial insects and you can plow it down for a good compost crop.
Tom Dietrich
Program Manager
Grow With Your Neighbors
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue
Dayton, OH  45414
937/277-6545 ext. 1607

I've had really good luck with bok choy and chinese cabbage as fall =

crops...I don't know how well these would sell in your area though. =

There's plenty of time for turnips and fast growing greens like mustard; =

also, the mesclun lettuce mixtures are quite popular at our farmer's =

market. Also, bush beans with harvest times of 60 days or less--try =

Royal Burgandy--very beautiful and tasty. I've found less problems with =

bean beetles when beans are planted later in the summer. Also...check =

the market garden forum at gardenweb.com...you can get into lots of =

conversations about successful market crops. Let us know how it comes =



We are stardust *million year old carbon* we are golden *caught in the =

devil's bargain* and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden . . =


----- Original Message -----=20

From: utahgardens=20

To: community_garden@mallorn.com=20

Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 2:48 AM





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. =20


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 =






Shane with Utah GARDENS

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