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Name: Rhonda Barnes
Franklin, NC (Zone 6b)
Aug 2, 2015 8:00 AM CST
I am wondering which vegetables/fruits do well in Franklin, NC. I am just starting to plan my fall garden at this time.
Rhonda Barnes
Franklin, NC
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Aug 2, 2015 11:20 AM CST
Just about every temperate zone fruit and vegetable is available to you. Ideal middle of the road climate. For a fall garden I would suggest brassicas ( broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower as soon as plants become available) radishes, turnips, kale, rutabaga, mustard, pak choi direct sown in August. Carrots direct sown in August. There are other vegetables which may suit your fancy. Just choose frost resistance, look at the DTM and back up the appropriate numbers of days to plant them. For fruits strawberries do well in fall plantings. Apples peaches, cherries, pears,plums do best planted when dormant in late fall.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Aug 2, 2015 12:10 PM CST
rhondarx said:I am wondering which vegetables/fruits do well in Franklin, NC. I am just starting to plan my fall garden at this time.

Welcome, Welcome to ATP! Welcome!

I can't help with timing in your zone but would add to try Fall Planted Peas. If you like beans I think there is still time to start Yard Long Types, they love the heat. I also like to do bush beans for fall, they seem to produce really well.

Summer squash pops up quickly from seed. In your zone you could plant seeds now and still get a harvest. Unless you get those PickleWorm pests.

I do love to do Fall Planted Turnips, they last till winter and beyond.

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