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Etna,CA zone 7b
Jill02
Jun 7, 2020 11:31 AM CST
We just moved to Etna, which is due west of Mt. Shasta.
We're just building raised beds now. Is it too late for me to seed carrots and beets the week of June 8th?
I also bought some asparagus crowns. Should I wait or can I put them in now?

We moved from the Bay Area and the growing season is so different.

Thanks!
Jill
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2020 11:53 AM CST
Welcome!

Yes, plant now.

That is a big change from the Bay area! You'll love living in the mountains. I moved from the Central Valley 7 years ago and have never been happier. Etna is pretty small though. I couldn't live without the Raley's store. Smiling
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Etna,CA zone 7b
Jill02
Nov 21, 2020 9:47 PM CST
Thank you!!! I didn't realize this reply was here. FYI, I don't have to go too far to go to Raleys . Etna is just the right size. I grew up in a tiny town in upstate New York, and moved to Oakland. I've been ready to get back to the country for ages. : )

I planted both beets and carrots probably in the beginning of July. They didn't do much in the summer heat. They have greens but not much in the way of roots. I bought heavy weight row cover and used pvc pipes over my raised beds to create a hoop house of a sort. While nothing is growing now in our 38 degree days, will they resume growing in spring once it warms up? Or, should I pull them up and feed them to my chickens?

Thanks for your reply.

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