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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Sep 29, 2011 10:56 AM CST

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What's producing for you right now?

I'm harvesting butternut squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and beans in a week or two, swiss chard, and have both okra and eggplant coming out my ears- even the chickens are sick of them.

All of the herbs: chives, basil, and oregano are doing great. The volunteer mustard greens are in excellent shape.

The tomatoes are trying their best to have their second flush. I shouldn't have held them over, but I did anyway, and they may very well give a heap of fruit.

I keep holding off planting my brassicas, as temps are still in the upper 90s during the day!

What about you?
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Sep 29, 2011 11:47 AM CST
I've started planting my brassicas, as the nighttime temps are working for them, even though we're still in the mid-90s during the day.

Seedlings have been hardened off, and I should have all the cabbages, cauliflowers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and, mustard and collard greens, planted in buckets by next Monday.

Also, will be planting Nicola and Canela potatos in SmPots, and sowing seeds for Spinach and Romaine lettuce. I'll hold them under some shade until it's cool enough to put them into the sunlight.

Soon as my very FIRST permanent raised bed is in place (about two weeks), I'll direct sow seeds for turnips, beets, carrots (should 'a been in).

I have a Short-Day sampler order of onion sets arriving the end of October, and they'll go into the raised bed immediately.

I had to let the tomato cuttings go. The heat was just unbearable for them, and for me to be out tending to them....next year, I'll start fall seedlings from seeds inside, beginning in June. Hopefully, it'll be cool enough by mid-September for them to go out, 'cause I'll need 90 days from then for a harvest!

Linda I tip my hat to you.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Sep 29, 2011 9:47 PM CST
Today, only Malabar spinach and roselle calyces.
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Oct 2, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Hi from Oregon where things are different. Here we are into harvesting everything before frost comes (Oct 4 they're saying now!) I thought I was going to have a couple more days! Corn, squash, tomatoes, green beans, onions and beets are the ones that need attention right away. The potatoes can wait, they are underground and under mulch. This week I have elephant garlic arriving, so will have to be tilling up a spot for them to get them planted asap.

I have planted tomato and lettuce seed in pots to grow in the greenhouse this winter. Last year we had greenhouse grown lettuce from Thanksgiving until some was ready in the garden. 1/2 gallon paper milk cartons with tops cut off and holes punched in the bottom make good lettuce containers that can be placed right next to each other with no wasted space. I harvested by cutting off the outside leaves. Should have planted another batch right after they started producing something we could eat.
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bitbit
Oct 2, 2011 5:47 PM CST
Trish, it's odd that we're in the same zone but such different climates. We haven't seen the 90s in a month, and right now highs are in the 60s (brrrrr).

I'm harvesting carrots and peppers still from the summer garden, and green beans, turnips, broccoli, kohlrabi, green onions, herbs, and greens (collards, kale, chard, and leaves from the other Brassicas) from the fall/winter garden. I would probably still have some tomatoes and eggplants, but the plants got so badly battered by Irene that I pulled them out.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Oct 2, 2011 6:44 PM CST

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Bit, this has been a very unusual and hard year for the gardeners and farmers in TX. Normally we would also be harvesting cooler weather crops, or at least have a real good start on them.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

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