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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jun 14, 2017 4:00 AM CST
I learned years ago that some of my favorite salad plants just won't grow like what I see in the grocery store. Celery doesn't make stalks here. Endive, Romaine, and Arugula don't grow heads.

But I discovered they do well as "cut-and-come-again". I grow them in planters and harvest the leaves. And I discovered I like the celery leaves better than the stalks anyway!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 15, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Me too ! Plus broccoli. Cauliflower. And a few others.
But. Leafy parts are great. Hurray!

Some or all. Are to be seeded hear. Aug/sept. Now !!! How the heck, and i've tried, can ya start seeds, outside in ground, when temps are 90s to 110s ? Grumbling I sure can't.
Butt, now i finally got grow lite. 😁
And a fancy self wartering gizmo.

If i get off my lazy ass # look up some dates. And do it to it ! Possibly ! I can.

I've just been so lazy, since i retired a year ago.
Plus, Jan, my sister, just started chemo treatments, for brest cancer.
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Hay !!! You have any, quick, easy, one pot or pan recipes for zucchini??? I'd appreciate it. 😘
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Jun 15, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Here's one that looks easy and good. http://www.sugarfreemom.com/re...
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 16, 2017 12:23 PM CST
One of our favorites with zuccini and yellow squash.
Boil a large pot of water and cook Mrs. T's (Frozen) Peirogies. OR substitute with quartered potatoes. Half way through the cooking process, toss in cut zucchini, yellow squash, onion and smoked sausage. Drain, add butter and Parmesan. One Pot Meal!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jun 18, 2017 12:05 AM CST
Philipwonel said:Me too ! Plus broccoli. Cauliflower. And a few others.
But. Leafy parts are great. Hurray!

Some or all. Are to be seeded hear. Aug/sept. Now !!! How the heck, and i've tried, can ya start seeds, outside in ground, when temps are 90s to 110s ? Grumbling I sure can't.
Butt, now i finally got grow lite. 😁
And a fancy self wartering gizmo.



The best way to grow Fall crops is to look at the maturity dates and count back from a month before your average last frost date. You will have to look it up for your location. Fall crops can be better than Spring crops, but most people don't think of that.

Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 30, 2017 9:34 PM CST
" look at the maturity dates and count back from a month before your average last frost date."

In my area, at least, you also have to add some time to account for the fact that the sun is lower in the sky by that time and the temperatures are cooler, which means the plants grow more slowly. But I agree, fall crops can be better than spring crops if you can get the timing right!
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Jul 1, 2017 4:54 AM CST
We're prepping part of our garden for late season crops. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, maybe some lettuce and celery.
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