The local paper has a regular gardening column and that is today’s title. I have already been thinking about what to plant and how to get my hands on certain items.
Margaret Lauterbach who authors the column says that we count back from th e average date of first killing frost, which is Obtober 9th here in the Boise/Treasure Valley area, then to compare this date to the crop maturity date and plan on a harvest before Oct. 9th (with some flexibility).
She says to start your seeds indoor for Fall brocolli, cabbage, asian greens, collards, the other brocolli relations. Also, plant fall crops of root veggies (carrots, beets, turnips, etc) outdoors into the dirt.
I might try cabbage – we like that. But I also want to plant leeks and garlic. I might plug along and try the carrots again – because the 2 that germinated from a whole packet in the spring are still alive. I will have to ask my neighbor about the garlic – where she buys it as I can’t seem to find it and I am wondering if the garlic I buy at the market will work? I’ll research that one…