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Mid-At Oct 2014 - Are you prepared for winter?

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Post  sfg4uKim 10/2/2014, 8:30 am

What are you doing to prepare for the upcoming winter? Will you grow a winter garden or just put your beds to bed?

Will you be using a greenhouse? Hoop house? Row covers? Cold frame? Low tunnel?

Here's an article that argues for low tunnels over cold frames: LOW TUNNEL VS. COLD FRAME

What are you reading to help you make up your mind about which method to use?

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Post  CapeCoddess 10/4/2014, 6:32 pm

I have similar weather to yours this time of year.  Yes, I have winter gardens planned & planted.
First frost here is Nov. 10 so when the time rolls around I plan to have:

2 tunnels under row cover with back up plastic - a 3x5 and a 3x6
1 4x4 dome with same
An in ground garden up against the SW facing wall of the house, probably without cover
An indoor garden in a SW facing box bay window

All outside winter gardens consist of kale, collards, mustard, carrots, daikon, lettuce, beets,  turnip grns and chives.  The indoor garden will have a tomato, basil, parsley, stevia, lettuce, kale and collards, and possibly a banana pepper but the jury's still out on that.

Kim, when is your first frost date and what are your plans?

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Post  sfg4uKim 10/4/2014, 8:37 pm

My first frost is October 15. LOL I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. Today was my son's wedding and this next week I'm traveling to upstate New York to buy my mother's ashes. SOOOOO my garden is an afterthought this fall/winter.

I DO have a "tunnel" that fits the entire 2' x 23' SFG that I planted for a fall crop.

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Post  Boz 10/5/2014, 1:57 pm

My averge first frost is Sept 15.. I have Rosemary, Kale, Beets, Spinach, Carrots, four Seasons lettuce and green Ice lettuce planted. The kale and spinach were planted later than I wanted. They are all in 3X3 cold frame.
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Post  butterwhat 10/5/2014, 7:52 pm

I have snow peas, broccoli, green beans, lettuce, arugula and spinach - garlic will be going in soon for next year.  The snow peas and broccoli I got planted at a good time I think - peas were seeded in mid-August, and broccoli (plants) went in around Labor Day.  Everything else was planted as seed in late September.  Much later than I planned, but that's the best I can do.  I have hoops up so I can cover the bed once frost comes.  I need to find the plastic so I'm ready.

Carrots, chard, peppers and eggplant are still going like gangbusters - we'll see how long they keep going.  

I just finished an initial plan for next year's garden - there isn't much I'm changing from this year.
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Post  sfg4uKim 10/6/2014, 10:09 pm

In the last two days I've harvested 6 lbs. of food - tomatoes, peppers, fresh beans, dry beans, butternut squash and a turnip.

The fall garden is doing VERY well.

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Post  Dunkinjean 10/6/2014, 10:25 pm

I only have snap peas and pole beans growing.
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Post  Cherbear 10/9/2014, 12:14 pm

Oddly enough, I have raspberries ripening nicely now. Not many, because my row is short, but they are doing quite well. Also I'm still harvesting cherry tomatoes. I have plans to plant garlic and I may try for an earlier planting of greens next year, but I never quite manage it. Rolling Eyes
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