Growing a Vegetable Garden

Garden Vegetables



November - Time to order and plant those Onion seeds.

 

Fall Garden Prep

Sprinkle those onion seeds and mix them into the soil with a rake or hoe. Water them in real well and in no time they’ll come up. Let em grow through the winter, giving them a little Nitrogen, until it’s time to transplant sometime in January – March. Planting the right type of onion is important. Long day onions in the northern states and shot day onion in the south. Neutral day such as “Candy” can be planted anywhere. When transplanting plant the bulbs approx. 1 inch deep with a spacing of 6-8 inches. Your onions will be ready to harvest around June – July.

 

Watering Seeds

Watering the seeds in helps with germination. Depending on your conditions you may have to water each day it doesn’t rain until they come up. After that you may not need to water quite as often.

 

Cabbage Plants

Cabbage planted August 19 from seeds.  Leaves are starting to wrap which means we'll start seeing little heads soon, just in time for New Year's dinner.  Bug damage is not too bad this year so the plants are looking good.  No insecticide had to be used on these.

 

Broccoli Plants

Broccoli Plants planted August 19 from seeds.  No heads yet but it shouldn't be long.  Biggest problem was the cats dug up about half the plants.  May try to replant some before it gets too cold.

 

Testing your soil

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Vegetables you can grow in the Fall / Winter Garden

CabbageCabbage - Copenhagen Market
Southern Giant CurledMustard Green - Southern Giant Curled
Broccoli - Packman HybridBroccoli - Packman Hybrid
Cauliflower - AmazingCauliflower - Amazing
Beets - Detroit Dark RedBeets - Detroit Dark Red
Lettuce - ButtercrunchLettuce - ButterCrunch
Kohlrabi - Purple ViennaKohlrabi - Purple Vienna
Carrots - Danvers 126Carrots - Danvers 126

 

 

 

 

My top picks for the vegetable garden

Over the years I've come to favor certain varieties that I'd like to share with you.  Flavor most often determines my choices but in some cases production is also a factor.

Beans, Snap, Bush … Contender (production) Blue Lake (flavor)

Beans, Snap, Pole … Blue Lake (flavor)

Beets … Detroit Dark Red and Bull’s Blood (flavor)

Broccoli … Packman (flavor and production)

Cabbage … Copenhagen Market (flavor and holds well)

Cantaloupe … Hales Best Jumbo (flavor and production)

Carrots … Danvers 126 (production)

Cauliflower … Amazing and Snowball self-blanching (flavor)

Corn, Sweet … Incredible (flavor and production)

Cucumber … Just about any Burpless (flavor)

Eggplant …. Black Beauty (flavor and production)

Lettuce … ButterCrunch (flavor and production)

Mustard Green … Southern Giant Curled and Tendergreen (flavor and production)

Okra … Cowhorn (flavor and production)

Onions, Bulb … Candy (flavor, production and they're huge)

Onions, Tops … Evergreen White Bunching (production)

Peas … “Top Pick” pink eye purple hull and Zipper Cream (flavor and production)

Peppers, Hot … Hungarian Hot Wax (mild flavor and production)

Peppers, Sweet … Bull Nose (flavor and production)

Potatoes, Irish … Red Lasorda (only kind we can get locally)

Spinach … Bloomsdale (flavor)

Squash, Summer … Early Straight Neck and the Crookneck (flavor and production)

Squash, Winter … Butter Cup (flavor and production)

Tomatoes … Cherokee Purple and Black Krim (flavor)

My Planting Guide

 

Zipper Cream Peas

Zipper Cream Peas

Cowhorn Okra

Cowhorn Okra

Incredible Sweet Corn

Incredible Sweet Corn

Candy Onion Transplant

Candy Onion Transplant




Latest video -  Saving Peppers Seeds - August 2017



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