Monday, August 22, 2011

Seedlings for Fall Garden 2011

Varieties of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, beets, and Asian greens.

Purple Burgundy beans germinated in paper pots and transplanted to raised bed.

Interplanting daikon, radish, and yu choy.

Here are some of the seeds I sowed recently, it is so difficult to switch into seed starting mode while summer vegetable production is in high gear, there are harvests and preserving to deal with everyday, the last thing I want to do is to start another round of seeds, but start I must or else risk not having a fall crop.   Have you started planting for fall, what are you growing this coming season?


  1. I've done poorly with a fall garden since I'm still waiting for my summer one to kick in. That reminds me...I have seeds to mail you. Sorry for the long wait!!! I just started some seeds but bought a bunch that were definitely too late to start (leeks, onions, brussels & cauliflower). Your seedlings look good!

  2. Holly,
    I had to force myself to start seeds for fall this year, in the past I waited until the summer crop is almost done before thinking about fall crop, by then it was too late to start anything except to buy starts, but the choice is very limited.

    Can you overwinter leeks, onions, and misc brassicas in your region? I did that last year, I'm in Z7a.

  3. I just planted out napa cabbage and beets, also some fennel but I'm not sure if they will make it since something nipped them down almost to the ground. There's broccoli and kale seedlings that I've just potted up. I'm trying to get some lettuce started and it's time to sow radicchio seeds. It took me a few years to get sowing seeds for fall crops worked into my mental schedule and I'm still working on figuring out what needs to be sown when.

  4. michelle,
    Now that you mention kale, I better get it in now, I sow some Lil Finger carrots in a pot under shade and they are up in 4 days, that's the quickest germination I've seen in carrots, not sure they will do the same in raised bed.
    I don't have a mental schedule for fall crop, it's going to take years and years before I "get it".