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Broccoli 2.0

plate with broccoli and chicken
The first broccoli of the Fall was ready to eat today.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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When do plant (from seed I presume?) broccoli and other fall veggies in your area? I planted snap peas in middle of August but they're not producing anything except foilage. Am frustrated. What about cabbage and lettuce? I figure maybe if I use your dates I'll be able to produce something... ::crosses fingers and hopes::
Comment by Nayan Mon Sep 22 08:47:23 2014
Nayan --- This post should help you nail down fall planting dates for any climate, while the spreadsheet linked at the bottom of this post gives specifics for our own garden. But there's nothing quite like taking notes on your own garden and planting earlier or later the next year if your first impulse doesn't quite work out. Good luck!
Comment by anna Mon Sep 22 18:00:36 2014
Thank you!!!! That is extremely helpful and I appreciate the link as well. Seems our First Frost date is pretty much the same as yours.
Comment by Nayan Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 2014





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