Winter Garden 2016

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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby Post Oak » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:21 pm

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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.

I usually start planting my collard seeds in July right after I have chopped down the sweet corn and gave it to the cows. I planted Red Ripper peas, White Acre peas, and collards the last Saturday in July and the peas are about to make now.
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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:53 am

Post Oak wrote:
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Post Oak wrote: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.

I usually start planting my collard seeds in July right after I have chopped down the sweet corn and gave it to the cows. I planted Red Ripper peas, White Acre peas, and collards the last Saturday in July and the peas are about to make now.


I gotcha... Mine I put fertilizer on today to try to see if I can have anything grow the greens and turnips are growing like weeds.
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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby Post Oak » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:06 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
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I plant the plants because the winter garden period is too short to start from seeds.

I usually start planting my collard seeds in July right after I have chopped down the sweet corn and gave it to the cows. I planted Red Ripper peas, White Acre peas, and collards the last Saturday in July and the peas are about to make now.


I gotcha... Mine I put fertilizer on today to try to see if I can have anything grow the greens and turnips are growing like weeds.

I wish that I had some good turnip growing ground because they make a good late fall stockpile for the cows.
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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:01 am

Post Oak wrote:
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Post Oak wrote:I usually start planting my collard seeds in July right after I have chopped down the sweet corn and gave it to the cows. I planted Red Ripper peas, White Acre peas, and collards the last Saturday in July and the peas are about to make now.


I gotcha... Mine I put fertilizer on today to try to see if I can have anything grow the greens and turnips are growing like weeds.

I wish that I had some good turnip growing ground because they make a good late fall stockpile for the cows.


:lol: these turnips will be feeding this fat boy along with the turnip greens
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Re: Winter Garden 2016

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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby ohiosteve » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Hey Sky, about time you started a Garden 2017 thread isn't it? Unless I missed it. Had a record high of 65 today and I got started on mine. I'm sure winter isn't over but it sure felt nice today. Coveralls on Monday and shorts today.
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Re: Winter Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:55 pm

ohiosteve wrote:Hey Sky, about time you started a Garden 2017 thread isn't it? Unless I missed it. Had a record high of 65 today and I got started on mine. I'm sure winter isn't over but it sure felt nice today. Coveralls on Monday and shorts today.


Steve coming right up for you bud.
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