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Planting Peas & Other Fall Crops

August 24th, 2009

I’ve been trying to sneak in time to plant a bunch of crops for a fall harvest. I started cabbage and other things a few weeks ago. Last week I planted the rest of my peas. Peas and beans don’t last week in storage, they seem to have lower germination, so I decided to plant them all and order fresh seeds in the spring.
I’m hoping I can protect these little peas from the deer that gobbled up my spring planting. I don’t have any peas in the freezer because the deer ate them all. I planted them a week ago and I have had about 85% germination so far so I’d better get out there and put up a fence.

Do you have anything you’re trying to get in this fall growing season that didn’t work out in the spring?

9 Comments to “Planting Peas & Other Fall Crops”
  1. Mangochild on August 24, 2009 at 6:14 am

    I am trying spinach again, and wanted to do peas, but fear it might be too late. You did yours last weekend? Maybe I can still sneak some in… Any hardier varieties you can recommend?
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Spotlight: One Local Summer Week 12 =-.

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    • Susy on August 24, 2009 at 9:42 am

      I just planted the same ones I planted in the spring. Since peas can take some cold weather I figured I’d give it a shot. I also need to start some spinach.

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  2. Christine on August 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

    We’re definitely going to re-plant cabbage. Things got too hot too quickly after we planted them in March. We’ve also added an heirloom red cabbage (Mammoth Red Rock) to our list.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Some more garden updates =-.

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    • Susy on August 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

      Our broccoli did the same thing this year. It got so hot after I moved them outside that they never really formed heads.

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  3. Kelly on August 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Most of the time I look at your blog and start drooling with all the beautiful foods you grow – but I have to admit peas are one of my least favorite foods :)
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Our Brooklyn Book =-.

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  4. KitsapFG on August 25, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I grew a big bounty of garden peas in the spring patch and will not be growing any more this fall actually. My fall crops include parsnips, carrots, kale, cabbages (four kinds actually), broccoli,kohlrabi, brussel sprouts, spinach, swiss chard, celery, chinese cabbage, and lettuces.

    Many of these were planted in late spring (late May/early June) such as the parsnips, the brussel sprout transplants and some of the late cabbage varieties. Others were planted or transplanted in mid summer – broccoli, carrots, swiss chard, kohlrabi, kale, and cabbages for instance. And many of these were recently direct seeded such as the spinach and lettuces. Basically, I am planning and working on my fall garden while I am busy harvesting from my spring and summer garden crops! Since we keep harvests going throughout the year – I am pretty much cycling things into and out of the garden for most all fo the year with just a brief “quiet period” from November through mid January”. At which point the seed starting for the early spring crops get’s underway again.

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  5. Beegirl on August 25, 2009 at 8:39 am

    No luck with my peas this year. I am dying to try some year round gardening. Just planted some chard etc. Had to let you know how much I LOVED your comment over at the “Burbs”. I am running to the freezer with a dry erase marker as I type!! Thanks!!
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Stats =-.

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  6. […] this evening.  I wasn’t sure if its too late, but I saw Susie at Chiot’s Run did some last week in zone 5(a), and thought I might still have a chance.  If it doesn’t work, I’ve decided not to be […]

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  7. stefaneener on August 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I’m hoping for even more peas, and spinach under row covers. But until I get my act in gear and finish the expansion and then plumb for irrigation, I’m going to get nothing done. I’ve got to stop dithering and get going if there is going to be a fall garden!
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Maybe I should stop now =-.

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