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(Fark)   This is the last Tuesday FARK gardening thread for November, and what are you still growing? What are your favorite cold-weather crops? Subby's are brussel sprouts, which he likes to call cabbage patch kids   (fark.com) divider line
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2022-11-29 5:39:08 AM  
Never go wrong with brussel sprouts.
 
2022-11-29 7:08:41 AM  
I downsized this fall to put in a cover crop mixture in the main plot, but I do have collards and broccoli growing in a raised bed.   There are teensy-tiny broccoli heads now, I'm not sure if I got them too late, but we'll see.

Something is eating the collards pretty good, but I still grabbed some to cook with T-giving.

Spouse wanted to try growing saffron, so she planted the saffron crocus bulbs in a raised bed.  They are a fall blooming flower of which three bloomed, so we got 9 saffron threads out of them this year.   They were beautiful flowers with a nice fragrance.
 
2022-11-29 7:09:40 AM  
Even after some quite cold mornings, we still have some sugar snap peas trying to grow.
 
2022-11-29 7:16:42 AM  
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2022-11-29 7:18:11 AM  

CatRevenge: I downsized this fall to put in a cover crop mixture in the main plot, but I do have collards and broccoli growing in a raised bed.   There are teensy-tiny broccoli heads now, I'm not sure if I got them too late, but we'll see.

Something is eating the collards pretty good, but I still grabbed some to cook with T-giving.

Spouse wanted to try growing saffron, so she planted the saffron crocus bulbs in a raised bed.  They are a fall blooming flower of which three bloomed, so we got 9 saffron threads out of them this year.   They were beautiful flowers with a nice fragrance.


Try some diatomaceous earth on the collards.
 
2022-11-29 7:26:09 AM  

NINEv2: Try some diatomaceous earth on the collards.


I'm partial to olive oil and a bit of salt, but to each their own I suppose...
 
2022-11-29 7:30:21 AM  

NINEv2: CatRevenge: I downsized this fall to put in a cover crop mixture in the main plot, but I do have collards and broccoli growing in a raised bed.   There are teensy-tiny broccoli heads now, I'm not sure if I got them too late, but we'll see.

Something is eating the collards pretty good, but I still grabbed some to cook with T-giving.

Spouse wanted to try growing saffron, so she planted the saffron crocus bulbs in a raised bed.  They are a fall blooming flower of which three bloomed, so we got 9 saffron threads out of them this year.   They were beautiful flowers with a nice fragrance.

Try some diatomaceous earth on the collards.


Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have to grab some.  I tend to forget about the naturally occurring deterrents since I don't use chemical stuff.
 
2022-11-29 7:40:53 AM  
Well, it's summer here now, so what little garden we have is growing. The pot plants we had were slowly dying until we were informed at the local gardening nursery that the soil we were using (combination of potting soil and local dune sand) we took far too close to the ocean, and it was far too salty for the plants and so they were dying because of that. We remedied the situation and now they're nice and healthy with new leaves and everything. The daisylawn doesn't have the same issues, though, and is now a nice thick mat, coverign the entire square which we now have to trim the edges of weekly or else it starts growing all over the paving stone backyard, and is also now covered in tiny white flowers.

Growing anything that'd make edible food in the compacted salt lagoon soil is out of the question, and i was not expecting the daisylawn to actually work out this well.
 
2022-11-29 8:36:35 AM  
We still have plenty of brussel sprouts and kale.  The leeks are still looking good and we have a couple of broccoli plants going.  We planted some parsnips and carrots in pots so we could move them into the garage on really cold nights.  The hoop house I built over our beets and turnips hasn't fallen over yet, so we'll see how that goes.
 
2022-11-29 8:46:07 AM  
In San Diego it is salad season. Lettuce, spinach, green onions, and radishes. Have also started some beets and carrots.
 
2022-11-29 8:54:25 AM  
/wow, lots of vegetable growers here, I have lots of seeds to harvest for next years flower garden.
 
2022-11-29 8:56:07 AM  
One row of swiss chard that still looks perfectly happy, and some leggy broad beans that look...alive. Late summer sowings for autumn were a total failure so I've hoed up everything and it'll be bare until spring.
 
2022-11-29 8:57:35 AM  
I have basil, cherry tomatoes, and jalapeños indoors and I just started 4 avocado pits just for fun I have no intention of them producing
 
2022-11-29 9:00:27 AM  
I wish I could get brussels sprouts going and broccoli and cauliflower (SW Ohio). I planted all those in late September plus bok choi and kale and only the last two grew at all. Managed to harvest some bok choi before the hard frost killed them all off.
 
2022-11-29 9:16:05 AM  

CatRevenge: Spouse wanted to try growing saffron, so she planted the saffron crocus bulbs in a raised bed.  They are a fall blooming flower of which three bloomed, so we got 9 saffron threads out of them this year.   They were beautiful flowers with a nice fragrance.


I have planted saffron also and figure in 30 years I could be rich, as expensive as saffron is.
 
2022-11-29 9:36:50 AM  
We've had our first snow here in the North Country, so not a lot of gardening going on.  Mrs. knobmaker rescued a ghost pepper the deer had eaten down to twigs, potted it, and it's starting to look happy in the bay window.  One of our sons likes to make terminal hot sauce, so he was disappointed that the deer like ghost peppers.  I console myself by imagining that the deer have the same trouble I would have if I ate a whole ghost pepper bush-- though I didn't notice any deer flying past, propelled by technicolor farts.

We just moved into a house that has three big but neglected apple trees.  I'll start pruning them this winter.  Soon it will be seed ordering time.  I guess we'll still have the big garden at our little farm, but we have an acre here, so we can have a kitchen garden at the house.

Anyway, thank you all for this thread.  I always find it enjoyable.
 
2022-11-29 10:02:52 AM  
Here in Iowa :

1) Good time to mulch?

2) When is the best time to plant things for butterflies to use next summer? I've heard odd things about preparing milkweed.
 
2022-11-29 10:03:37 AM  
Here in West Michigan the 2 feet of snow we got before Thanksgiving has all melted. It did a great job of sheltering my remaining cold-tolerant plants. Still have cabbages, brussels sprouts, kale, swiss chard, bunching onions, and leeks out there. I've dug about half of the carrots and I still have some beets to dig as well. Kohlrabi and cauliflower survived the snowstorm, but we pulled the rest in last weekend.
 
2022-11-29 10:12:48 AM  
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2022-11-29 10:13:10 AM  
I cut down my passionflower vines and got maybe 6 more ripe fruit. My fig trees are loaded with fruit that will never ripen. I hope next year will be better.
 
2022-11-29 10:22:47 AM  
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Never grew River lily (Schizostylis coccinea) before. Still blooming even after intermittent hard frosts over the last 3 weeks (zone 8b, near Puget Sound). Really pretty & hummingbirds love them. Web image cuz it's still dark here.
 
2022-11-29 10:26:15 AM  

Somacandra: Here in Iowa :

1) Good time to mulch?

2) When is the best time to plant things for butterflies to use next summer? I've heard odd things about preparing milkweed.


Milkweed seeds like the cold, so now is a pretty good time to put them in the ground.
 
2022-11-29 11:18:30 AM  
I still have beets.

This weekend was supposed to be winterize all the things finally, and I was sick.
 
2022-11-29 12:11:19 PM  
Planted two types of garlic two weeks ago. The apples are still growing, and the variegated lemons aren't ripe yet either.
 
2022-11-29 12:49:49 PM  
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Still a few things going.  The Cmas lights and the flowers and the butterflies together crack me up.
 
2022-11-29 2:16:54 PM  

LoneVVolf: NINEv2: Try some diatomaceous earth on the collards.

I'm partial to olive oil and a bit of salt, but to each their own I suppose...


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2022-11-30 2:43:30 AM  
Moved my geranium seedlings indoors just hours before the snow started. Left my garlic bulbs outside to fend for themselves. (Ignore the dirt i tracked in while i rushed them in)

The vertical rack will be moved back outside around March to grow herbs and chives. And maybe potatoes and carrots if I have room

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2022-11-30 9:14:54 AM  
I gathered some tree seeds, Liriodendron tulipifera, and stuck then into the lawn.
I took some berries that look like juniper from a 60' tall tree, with scales rather than needles, and planted those indoors.
I transplanted a couple foxgloves from my Dad's garden, where I was making room to scatter Papaver somniferum seeds for him - his had mostly died out over the past 20+ years. Double pinks.
 
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