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Posted: 9/5/2005 2:15:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 3:54:52 PM EDT by recoiljunky]
Hey all,

I just got access to a tiller. Is there anything I can plant in the next few months? Spinach, pumpkins, potatoes.....?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Also, when do you plant bradford pears, crape mrytles, and pine trees?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:04:47 PM EDT
Turnip greens this winter
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:53:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:
Turnip greens this winter



What month?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:14:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:

Originally Posted By alaman:
Turnip greens this winter



What month?



I think that if you'll get out there right now, get the ground worked up, you should be good to go. Buy your seed from the local farmers CoOp and get them to just fix you up with a mix of Seven-Top, Purple-Top (for the turnips), Kale & Rape. Might want to toss in some Mustard as well. Dang, getting hungry already! OH, you'll want to work in some fertilizer while you're tilling the soil, probably some 13-13-13 will do the trick.

They will taste much better after a hard frost has hit. The greens should last all winter and then put on another crop before it gets too hot in the spring.

Rick
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:15:06 PM EDT
To late for pumpkins.

Get a Farmers Almanac.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 6:41:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rick03a3:

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:

Originally Posted By alaman:
Turnip greens this winter



What month?



I think that if you'll get out there right now, get the ground worked up, you should be good to go. Buy your seed from the local farmers CoOp and get them to just fix you up with a mix of Seven-Top, Purple-Top (for the turnips), Kale & Rape. Might want to toss in some Mustard as well. Dang, getting hungry already! OH, you'll want to work in some fertilizer while you're tilling the soil, probably some 13-13-13 will do the trick.

They will taste much better after a hard frost has hit. The greens should last all winter and then put on another crop before it gets too hot in the spring.

Rick



Probably a little too early. Too hot. Ask coop
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:59:15 PM EDT
Pine trees?? Your in Alabama, you dont plant pine trees, you cut them down!!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:27:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:

Originally Posted By Rick03a3:

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:

Originally Posted By alaman:
Turnip greens this winter



What month?



I think that if you'll get out there right now, get the ground worked up, you should be good to go. Buy your seed from the local farmers CoOp and get them to just fix you up with a mix of Seven-Top, Purple-Top (for the turnips), Kale & Rape. Might want to toss in some Mustard as well. Dang, getting hungry already! OH, you'll want to work in some fertilizer while you're tilling the soil, probably some 13-13-13 will do the trick.

They will taste much better after a hard frost has hit. The greens should last all winter and then put on another crop before it gets too hot in the spring.

Rick



Probably a little too early. Too hot. Ask coop



I haven't had a garden in several years now, but when I did, I normally planted my fall stuff in late August to mid September. This is in N. Alabama.

Rick
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:59:22 AM EDT

pot in the early spring
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 8:46:47 AM EDT



I try to have al my greens planted by August 15 in w. TN.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:48:52 AM EDT
Now through the end of Sept is the time to plant your greens.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:06:53 PM EDT
Second that.

Farmer's Almanac is cheap and has it all.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:07:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
pot in the early spring



Negative, year round.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 12:32:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigjuice:

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
pot in the early spring



Negative, year round.



Huh, year around? How about frost & freezing? The ground in N. Alabama can freeze to 12" or more.

Rick
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:37:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rick03a3:

Originally Posted By bigjuice:

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
pot in the early spring



Negative, year round.



Huh, year around? How about frost & freezing? The ground in N. Alabama can freeze to 12" or more.

Rick



I think he meant indoors.
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