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Old 10-26-2014, 07:24 PM   #631
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We have never really done well with fall crops. Fighting grass is almost an impossible task. It always takes over before the seeds germinate. This is our second try this year. Not much but it will do for now. It's Basil, dill, kale, beets, chard, snow peas, cilantro, and kohlrabi. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1414347792.310326.jpg

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I tried something new this year: Chinese red meat radishes. It pretty much sums it up to say its half red radish and half turnip. It has a very mild radish flavor with a stronger sweeter turnip taste.

That's if you peel them carefully. Leave the skin on and the horseradish flavor will embarassingly dump any remaining mucous from you sinus membranes.
Now that looks interesting!
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We have never really done well with fall crops. Fighting grass is almost an impossible task. It always takes over before the seeds germinate. This is our second try this year. Not much but it will do for now. It's Basil, dill, kale, beets, chard, snow peas, cilantro, and kohlrabi. Attachment 152117
You're definitely doing better than I usually do with fall crops. I've never been able to do much with fall crops other than a salad patch (mustard greens and turnip greens). I'm with primer1 all the way on fall turnips being better than spring.

I've almost filled my freezer with deer and I'm starting to think about the spring already. My big garden projects for this year are going to be water barrels to catch run off for irrigation, compost, and mulch. I'm going to try compost so I can stay away from fertilizer and I want to use it to try control my soil consistency better. I want to really experiment with mulch for keeping the ground moist and for keeping down the weeds and grass.

I'm going to have to get started with those water barrels pretty soon. I figure it will take a couple of weeks of experimenting to really get them dialed in and the holidays are just around the corner. Once the holidays hit it's seems like a blink of the eye before it's time to start tilling for spring.
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We have never really done well with fall crops. Fighting grass is almost an impossible task. It always takes over before the seeds germinate. This is our second try this year. Not much but it will do for now. It's Basil, dill, kale, beets, chard, snow peas, cilantro, and kohlrabi. Attachment 152117
I love eating turnips and kohlrabi raw. Peel and eat. YUM!!!!
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You're definitely doing better than I usually do with fall crops. I've never been able to do much with fall crops other than a salad patch (mustard greens and turnip greens). I'm with primer1 all the way on fall turnips being better than spring.

I've almost filled my freezer with deer and I'm starting to think about the spring already. My big garden projects for this year are going to be water barrels to catch run off for irrigation, compost, and mulch. I'm going to try compost so I can stay away from fertilizer and I want to use it to try control my soil consistency better. I want to really experiment with mulch for keeping the ground moist and for keeping down the weeds and grass.

I'm going to have to get started with those water barrels pretty soon. I figure it will take a couple of weeks of experimenting to really get them dialed in and the holidays are just around the corner. Once the holidays hit it's seems like a blink of the eye before it's time to start tilling for spring.

I am just champing at the bit to get some major garden improvements in, but unfortunately in the rental I live in I don't expect I will be there for too very long. But I might do it anyhow just because. I already started a compost system and have about 5 yards of manure composting too. I am wanting to do some compost tea as well. Then there is the tree nursery I have been planning. Talked to a guy who has some land a little east of here who wants to get some chestnut trees planted. He said I can use his land and grow as many as I want if I plant a couple dozen for him.
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