Kay103
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First Fall Garden

So I am starting my first fall garden this year, and how early should you plant your seeds?

I plan on growing lettuce, onions, beets, carrots, broccoli, and potatoes. As well as planting garlic for the spring.

Should I start some of them indoors first? I have never had much luck with lettuce, onions and broccoli but I want to give it another shot.

I am in zone 7 if that helps.

Any help and tips would be great!

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Re: First Fall Garden

You can probably find a lot of this info on the net by simply typing in your growing zone and looking for a planting guide. Or you can wait and hope someone comes along and has the info available and willing to share.

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Re: First Fall Garden

Beets & carrots can be started outdoors from seed now. You "might" get away with some seeded broccoli now, but frankly I'd wait a little bit & just buy some seedlings from your local nursery/hardware store/big box store - they'll have them in stock shortly & ready to plant.

For lettuce you'll get the best germination noq if you start them indoors in air-conditioning & transplant as seedlings. Lettuce tends to not germinate well in warm/hot weather.

I've never grown potatoes or onions, so can't help you there.
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Re: First Fall Garden

For garlic and onions you need to get the type for your zone.

Dixondale farms have a good information on selecting and growing onions and garlic

http://www.dixondalefarms.com/category/onion_plants
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Kay103
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Re: First Fall Garden

Thanks everyone!

The lettuce tip definitely helps! I knew nothing about that!

I will have to give those a try and start it this week.

Thanks again!

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Re: First Fall Garden

gumbo2176 wrote:You can probably find a lot of this info on the net by simply typing in your growing zone and looking for a planting guide.
Check with your local extension agent. If he/she doesn't have a hardcopy that person should have a link for you. If there is a Master Gardener group in your county they are an excellent source as well.
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