Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley Toplef10Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley I22gcj10Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» new member needs help
by roc0772 Today at 6:50 pm

» N&C Midwest: November/December 2019!
by OhioGardener Today at 5:06 pm

» SFG FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2019
by sfg4uKim Today at 4:59 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Today at 1:22 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing October to December 2019
by Kelejan Today at 1:11 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:21 am

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Yesterday at 2:09 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:25 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by AtlantaMarie 11/17/2019, 11:01 am

» Can leggy plants be saved?
by sanderson 11/17/2019, 3:12 am

» New Member
by sanderson 11/16/2019, 6:35 pm

» TD's Health
by sanderson 11/16/2019, 6:30 pm

» Do you compost your squash vines?
by yolos 11/16/2019, 5:52 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 11/16/2019, 5:37 pm

» New & Different
by countrynaturals 11/16/2019, 12:55 pm

» the SFG Journey-onions in Dallas, Tx area, do you cover them in the winter?
by has55 11/16/2019, 11:50 am

» SFG Newbie in NorCal!!
by countrynaturals 11/16/2019, 9:55 am

» Tulle
by sanderson 11/16/2019, 3:57 am

» Tomato Tuesday - 2018 & 2019
by sanderson 11/16/2019, 3:52 am

» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising 11/14/2019, 8:36 pm

» Favorite seed companies
by Scorpio Rising 11/14/2019, 8:32 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by Scorpio Rising 11/13/2019, 7:31 pm

» Winter Gardening Feedback, Please
by Scorpio Rising 11/13/2019, 6:57 pm

» 2018/2019 SFG in Brooks, GA
by countrynaturals 11/12/2019, 9:10 pm

» New England, November, 2019
by Scorpio Rising 11/12/2019, 6:25 pm

» American Beautyberry - Anyone grow them?
by Scorpio Rising 11/12/2019, 6:23 pm

» My sweet, sweet, sweet taters.
by mgbeheler 11/11/2019, 1:36 pm

» Volunteer Plants
by Scorpio Rising 11/10/2019, 4:34 pm

» November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 11/9/2019, 5:37 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by OhioGardener 11/9/2019, 7:55 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley

Go down

Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley Empty Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley

Post  bluroses on 7/23/2010, 6:50 pm

Hi,

I'm new to square foot gardening and new to the Kern River Valley. I'm not even sure what zone I'm in, but I think it is 9 or 10, and I've been told we have a Mediterranean climate. Does anybody have the answer to that?

Additionally, does anybody know when is the expected first fall frost date? I have a chart that says Fresno's date is October 30, but I don't know if we're the same as Fresno.

What vegetables would be good to plant for fall and winter crops, and when would be the best time to plant them?

Thanks for the help!

Janet
avatar
bluroses

Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-06-02
Location : Kern River Valley, CA

Back to top Go down

Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley Empty Re: Fall/Winter Crops in Kern River Valley

Post  Megan on 8/29/2010, 10:57 am

Hi Janet, welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here

I googled Kern River Valley and got Zip Code 93240. I then input that into the zone finder here (http://www.garden.org/zipzone/index.php) and got USDA gardening zone 8B.

There is a "Sunset" gardening zone system used in California which may be a different (probably higher) number, but I am not familiar with that. I am hoping some of our California folks can help you out with that.

I don't know about frost dates for your area, but I Googled a bit and hopefully this chart can help you: http://www.csgn.org/csysg_trainer/HO-Average%20Last%20&%20First%20Frost%20Dates%20in%20CA%20Cities.pdf

I lived for 7 years in the Pasadena area, and it was pretty easy to grow anything year-round there, though at the time I wasn't into growing veggies. In cooler climates, radishes, cabbages, broccoli, kale, pak choi, kohlrabi, etc. are a good choice, as are lettuce, mustard, garden peas, etc. You might be able to get some bush beans in, too. Fall is a good time to plant parsnips, garlic, etc., for overwintering into spring.

Hope this helps! Smile
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 52
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum