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Sep 3, 2015 6:48 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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What do you sow in the fall?
I am sowing Phlox divaricata soon.
I am wondering what else can be sown now?---in colder climates?
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Sep 4, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Caroline, do you sow the phlox for early spring growth? (or to start growing as soon as you sow it?)

The only things I sow this time of year are some greens (corn salad, lettuce, chard) in my hoop house, which will start growing now and then pretty much die back over the course of the winter and start back up again in the spring. And my garlic, of course Smiling

I've known people that planted some things like peas in the late fall, but it seems like the timing is pretty tricky...
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Sep 5, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
The phlox needs a cold--warm--cold--- oscillating temperatures.
I have not had much luck with fall sowing.
I think I am better to wait until
March, and sow seeds that need stratification then.
My winter sowing is usually done then.
Over the bulb plantings I scatter For -get-me -not seeds and
Siberian wallflower seeds.
Calendula, Sweet William and Iceland poppies sometimes work from a later fall sowing.
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Sep 7, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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I will try the lettuce along with garlic. Would be interested if the phlox would work here winter sown as well. I have three hoop raised beds. Another would be spinach. It is slower to grow here. How about kale? Anything to get a jump on spring.
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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Oct 5, 2015 3:04 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Kale and spinach will over winter under a cold frame. Insulate around the frame with leaves.
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Oct 6, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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Okay. I am nearly out of time for this. The ground is so soggy with all the rain. And I still need to plant my garlic. Hope it doesn't rot.
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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Oct 9, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Mary, bummer about all the rain -- our fall is often very wet and it really does make getting the garden cleaned up difficult, to say nothing of getting the garlic planted! I'm thankful to have had drier-than-usual weather this year, and put all of my garlic in 2 days ago.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Oct 24, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
Garden Ideas: Level 2
My garlic went in about the same time as yours. The rain has let up a bit so the temp has dropped to the mid 20's at night and barely making it to the low 40's during the day, even with nice clear skies. Or maybe because of the nice clear skies. Still no snow other than one dusting a couple of weeks ago. Not totally unheard of here.
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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