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Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:22 pm
by skyhightree1
What all is everyone planting its time ? I am doing collards and curly kale and mustard cabbage broccoli and turnips. I am not planting a lot because this years been strange as far as gardening goes. Its pretty dry here so I won't plant till after it rains.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:01 pm
by Jogeephus
I'm straddling the fence and don't know if I'm planting anything or not. Really need to eat what we got put up and that might take a couple years or longer.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:17 am
by skyhightree1
Jogeephus wrote:I'm straddling the fence and don't know if I'm planting anything or not. Really need to eat what we got put up and that might take a couple years or longer.


I am on the fence on whether to plant anything because its so dry now. I bought the plants and its so hot even watering them everyday in their cells is not making them thrive.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:29 pm
by TexasBred
skyhightree1 wrote:What all is everyone planting its time ? I am doing collards and curly kale and mustard cabbage broccoli and turnips. I am not planting a lot because this years been strange as far as gardening goes. Its pretty dry here so I won't plant till after it rains.

Wife plans to plant a half dozen or so collard plants in one of her flower beds. Should keep us eating greens all winter.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:08 pm
by skyhightree1
TexasBred wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:What all is everyone planting its time ? I am doing collards and curly kale and mustard cabbage broccoli and turnips. I am not planting a lot because this years been strange as far as gardening goes. Its pretty dry here so I won't plant till after it rains.

Wife plans to plant a half dozen or so collard plants in one of her flower beds. Should keep us eating greens all winter.


What variety of collards the only ones I like are champion.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:09 am
by greybeard
I'm feeding round bales in my garden this winter.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:15 am
by skyhightree1
greybeard wrote:I'm feeding round bales in my garden this winter.


Seriously ? Maybe I should take a year off and put some hogs and goats/horse in mine. My grandpa use to take horse manure and compost it then put on onions those things were the size of grapefruits and strong as crap.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:45 pm
by skyhightree1
Curly Kale and Curly Mustard

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all that green is turnips purple top

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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:17 pm
by Craig Miller
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Red cabbage. Green cabbage. Brussel sprouts. Collards. Broccolli. This is the first time we've done a winter garden.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:36 pm
by skyhightree1
Craig Miller wrote:Image

Red cabbage. Green cabbage. Brussel sprouts. Collards. Broccolli. This is the first time we've done a winter garden.


Nice.. I wish you luck I sure hope that you are getting more rain than I am cause im getting ready to put some soaker hoses out for them

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:09 am
by Craig Miller
Thanks and no we aren't getting any rain. We have been watering three times a day to keep the ground soaked. We talked about soakers but I don't think we will spend the money for them right now.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:04 pm
by skyhightree1
Craig Miller wrote:Thanks and no we aren't getting any rain. We have been watering three times a day to keep the ground soaked. We talked about soakers but I don't think we will spend the money for them right now.


We are watering in the evenings but I am using a t post mounted sprinkler I got from tractor supply instead of soaker hoses

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:24 am
by Post Oak
I just have have about 75+/- collard plants.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:28 am
by Post Oak
skyhightree1 wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:What all is everyone planting its time ? I am doing collards and curly kale and mustard cabbage broccoli and turnips. I am not planting a lot because this years been strange as far as gardening goes. Its pretty dry here so I won't plant till after it rains.

Wife plans to plant a half dozen or so collard plants in one of her flower beds. Should keep us eating greens all winter.


What variety of collards the only ones I like are champion.

I have planted only yellow cabbage collards this year. This is the first year that I have planted only from seed instead of buying those high dollar transplants. I would have planted some Georgia collards too if I would have had time.

Re: Winter Garden 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:33 am
by skyhightree1
Post Oak wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Wife plans to plant a half dozen or so collard plants in one of her flower beds. Should keep us eating greens all winter.


What variety of collards the only ones I like are champion.

I have planted only yellow cabbage collards this year. This is the first year that I have planted only from seed instead of buying those high dollar transplants. I would have planted some Georgia collards too if I would have had time.


I plant the plants because the winter garden period is too short to start from seeds.