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Post  leannslater on 6/30/2015, 10:48 am

I have some empty squares in my beds, is it too early to start planting for a fall garden yet? If so, what may I grow now in those spots?
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Post  Kelejan on 6/30/2015, 11:34 am

glad you\'re here leannslater happy hi 
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I am sure some one more knowledgeable will be along in a bit to start you off. I will be interested myself as I will shortly have a few square empty when I harvest my garlic.  It will be a first time for meas well to plan for a fall garden.

One thing I can think of is carrots.  They need some time to germinate and they can stay in the ground over the winter.

Try the  link below.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/30/2015, 12:19 pm

Check out your local Master Gardeners. They'll know exactly what to grow.
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Post  yolos on 6/30/2015, 3:18 pm

I don't know about NC, but here in GA we transplant our fall crops the last 2 weeks of August or first week of Sept.  I think your weather is similar.  There are a few members growing in NC so they could help you better.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/1/2015, 8:47 am

Hi Leannslater.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!  Glad you're here!

I just posted the Mid-South July planting guide, so you might check that out, although I think you might want 7a or even zone 6.... 

A good website is www.gardenate.com.  They send me monthly updates on what to plant now & when I can harvest them.
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Post  mschaef on 7/1/2015, 9:56 pm

Wow July already and everybody is posting already wow. Well here are my pictures of my garden... still need to pull my pumpkins and replant them.
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This was supposedly a cherry tomato. I don't think so... and yes I know I need to water it.

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This bed got hit really bad from storms the week I was at cub scout camp. The corn is slightly bent but still growing. Squash and zucchini are done for.
My boys and I got the kale all pulled before the rain started and replanted the pumpkins, more sunflowers, milkweed, bee balm, and blue cosmos. Still have more things to clean up though...
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Post  BeckieSueDalton on 7/2/2015, 8:56 pm

We had severe storms pass through Atlanta last night and this morning while I was away from home having an outpatient procedure.  The tree branches it knocked from the trees took out half of one of my brand new boxes, so I've lost half my crop of glass gem popcorn, half my sunflowers, and half of my turnips.  I'm incredibly bummed about this, as those boxes were built specifically for the popcorn.  I'm going to order more seed and get it into the ground as soon as it arrives, then keep my fingers crossed that the frost dates are nice to us this year.

The other stuff in our garden seems to be doing ok, though I'm not yet seeing flowers on any of my tomatoes.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/2/2015, 9:12 pm

Oh, dear.  I'm sorry, BeckieSue...

You okay?

And what does glass gem popcorn look like?
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Post  BeckieSueDalton on 7/2/2015, 9:47 pm

This is one picture.  You can find a lot on the 'net if you want to see the full variety of color combinations.  Some of the more specialized sellers of it even breed down their own limited color combinations, like cobs of all blue/green or purple/pink or red/orange/yellow.

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As for the procedure, it'll take a few weeks to fully recover, but two of my kiddos and the Boy are being sweet to help out with daily gardening tasks until then.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/2/2015, 10:00 pm

@leannslater wrote: I have some empty squares in my beds, is it too early to start planting for a fall garden yet? If so, what may I grow now in those spots?
Turnips, Swiss chard, basil for pesto, garlic or chives maybe?  Here, it is too early to plant for fall.  You can plan though! 

I am getting ready to pull turnips and try to get another crop of carrots out of it before freeze!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/3/2015, 3:40 am

@BeckieSueDalton wrote:We had severe storms pass through Atlanta last night and this morning while I was away from home having an outpatient procedure.  The tree branches it knocked from the trees took out half of one of my brand new boxes, so I've lost half my crop of glass gem popcorn, half my sunflowers, and half of my turnips.  I'm incredibly bummed about this, as those boxes were built specifically for the popcorn.  I'm going to order more seed and get it into the ground as soon as it arrives, then keep my fingers crossed that the frost dates are nice to us this year.

The other stuff in our garden seems to be doing ok, though I'm not yet seeing flowers on any of my tomatoes.

That's a bummer, BeckySue. Crops come and go, though they're usually what gives us the most pride, but beds and boxes can take a lot of time to build and cost money!

Even if you can't get more corn in this season, there's hardly a container or bed that can't be somehow repurposed to grow something different. Keep yer chin up!
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Post  sanderson on 7/3/2015, 4:02 am

Sorry about the loss.  Sad  Purty corn!  Very Happy

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Post  johnp on 7/3/2015, 11:52 am

After tearing out my kale bed because of the aphid invasion I mspent the morning cleaning up most of my boxes. I probably removed 50 pounds of dill along with other weeds and  such. As a result I now had 24 squares to replant. After recharging I replanted kale, three kinds of lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets and radishes. BTW I still have plenty of dill. Smile
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Post  sanderson on 7/4/2015, 3:37 pm

50 pounds of dill!! Very Happy

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Post  johnp on 7/4/2015, 4:58 pm

Maybe some exaggeration on the amount but it was a huge amount. I never plant dill, it always just comes up in all the beds that ever had it. Last year the amount in my peppers got to the point that I had to pull some so the peppers could get sun. This year I planted tomatoes in that bed and the dill came up like grass. It was overwhelming the tomatoes to the point that the tom's weren't growing so I removed most of the dill (except those that had caterpillars on them). Then the kale bed which I completely removed all plants because of aphids also was saturated with dill so I got rid of all those also. I think I still have enough to go through pickle season but I think I removed a little more than I wanted. Love the dill thou, great companion plant.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/4/2015, 8:38 pm

50 pounds...???  Shocked   Shocked

Do you have any seeds?  If yes, I'd love to get some.
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Post  johnp on 7/5/2015, 7:24 pm

Of course. They are just in flower stage now. When they go to seed I will send you some but be warned. ,Dill is prolific. However, this is how I garden. The butterflies need all the help they can get so I believe that if I grow it, it is my responsibility to help the butterflies.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/6/2015, 8:41 am

Hear ya!  I enjoy planting for the butterflies too...  they need all the help they can get.

I'll be sure to keep them in pots rather than just run loose.

A friend has spearmint in his yard that takes up everything it can, so I've learned from him.  :-)
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Post  mschaef on 7/10/2015, 10:48 pm

I just orders my fall seeds. Tomorrow I have to pull out the corn not sure how well it did but will see tomorrow. Also pulling out cucumbers and pumpkins due to squash vine borers Evil or Very Mad . The second plantings of those are doing great. Got a gallon Ziploc bag of greens beans yesterday and a couple tomatoes every other day. My tomatoes have contracted the soil fungus crap, can't think of the name right now, and are slowly dying. Sad peppers and cucumbers are doing great. How's everyone else doing?
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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/10/2015, 10:53 pm

Soil fungus crap? Any pics? I'm curious.
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Post  mschaef on 7/11/2015, 9:49 pm

Its blight. Embarassed I just went brain dead last night.
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Post  yolos on 7/11/2015, 9:58 pm

@mschaef wrote:Its blight. Embarassed I just went brain dead last night.

I have that soil fungus crap also.  Must be a south side of Atlanta benefit.
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Post  hokie_paw on 7/13/2015, 3:40 pm

I love that corn beckysue.  Hopefully you will be able to replace it soon.  I have a lot of empty spaces in my garden after the pests got me.  I am going to focus on planting new squares for the fall per the Clemson guide for my area of SC plus be more mindful of the proximity of alike veggies. We are both on learning curves and I have to remind myself that almost every 5 minutes  LOL.   Plus we are also learning what veggies grow the best in our backyards. 

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Post  VJ72584 on 7/14/2015, 8:15 pm

I just planted a 4 x 4 box with Dixie Lee peas. I am a little late according to the Clemson planting chart, but the box was empty and I still had seeds left.  The weather has been unpredictable so it's a gamble. I planted some Early Girl tomatoes I had grown from seed in a box. I did that last year and they grew until frost.

I would like to plant some spinach later.  Does anyone know the type to plant for large leaves, for cooking, rather than small salad leaves?
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Post  yolos on 7/14/2015, 9:33 pm

The last week or two I planted at 4 x 8 with silver queen corn and another 4 x 12 of pinkeye purple hull peas.
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