Gardening Planting By The Moon Signs

Planting By The Signs For September 2010

 

The cooler temps we’ve been experiencing set me to thinking about my fall garden. We still have okra, peppers, onions, and a few tomatoes growing/producing from our summer garden.

Determined to continue planting by the zodiac signs-I planted my root crops on Monday. Beets, radishes, and turnips were on my list-and now they’re all in the ground. Hopefully over the coming weekend-when the signs are right for above ground crops-I’ll add mustard greens and lettuce to the mix.

I feel lucky to live in a climate where you can sneak in another growing season-of cool weather plants. So many folks barely get one growing season. Then there are the folks who can grow gardens year round-hard for me to imagine. Recently, Garland, a friend who lives in Hawaii was telling me how he once kept a okra plant alive-and producing for 3 years-wow.

So what about you-are you able to plant a fall garden or garden year round?

Tipper

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15 Comments

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    Becky
    September 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Yes, I live in an area that I can plant a fall garden. I just don’t have the time to get it done.
    I bought some lettuce seeds the other day and I’m hoping to find a minute or two and scratch up a place to plant them.

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    Vicki Lane
    September 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    As soon as I get done canning tomatoes, I need to get at least a little lettuce in the ground.

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    Tipper
    September 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Ken-Yes those are white onions. I probably need to pull them up to dry soon. No mushrooms so far-it may be next spring before we get any-but you can be sure I’ll let everyone know.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    William
    September 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I have been enjoying your blog for awhile, this is my first comment. My father often sets out late tomatoes and we have them at Thanksgiving if we have a late winter. He often has to protect them from a frost or two, but they are sure worth the effort at Thanksgiving lunch. We live in Mississippi. Really been enjoying your blog.

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    Miss Cindy
    September 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Tipper, I’m gonna try some Red Chard in a big pot here. You know I have no garden space but did ok with my Cherry Tomato plant in the big pot so have decided to try the Chard. I just love lightly steamed Red Chard!

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    Ethel
    September 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Yes Tipper, you are lucky to have a longer growing season! Ours is only about four months long. The closest I can get to a “second season” is pulling up some of the less productive green beans and putting in lettuce. Depending on how fast winter closes in I may have fresh salads through October. It will be interesting to see how the fall planting by the signs goes!

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    Ken
    September 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Tipper,
    Are those white onions that look
    so healthy in the top picture? My
    onions came up, looked good, then
    all died at my other garden. I don’t have any heart left for a
    fall garden, wish you luck though.
    I’m waiting to see your mushrooms
    you and the deer hunter prepared real early this spring…Ken

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    sandra
    September 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    keep planting and snapping photos and blogging, i love all the memories i get when i come here. in KY when a child, a family had a fence that was covered in tommy toes. I would eat until i could hold no more. the ones in the store do not compare. wish I were close enough to help you finish them off before cold weather comes

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    Pat in east TN
    September 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Because my summer garden didn’t fare too well due to the heat and lack of rain, I planted my fall garden in the beginning of August, according to the signs, and everything is up now and producing like mad. I was also afraid to wait until September for fear it wouldn’t make it … so many years the cold/frost killed everything early.

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    Tipper
    September 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Vera-I don’t think it’s too late for you to plant turnips. I planted mine later in Sept last year and they did fine. And our first frost date usually happens quite a bit before yours.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Tipper
    September 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Stacey-most stores here don’t sell seeds in the fall either. The ones that do-are usually feed stores. If you have a feed store in your area-you could check it out for seeds.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Rick
    September 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    No, sorry to say I don’t have enough land to plant on but it does bring back a lot of memories from when I was growing up so it is nice to read how your doing.
    Whitetail Woods Blog / Blackpowder Shooting

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    Stacey
    September 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I never knew that you could plant later in the year. I really didn’tknow that there were some plants that preferred the cooler days until just this past season. Problem here is that all the plants & seeds are gone from the stores. Guess they don’t recognize the second round, therefore, I will be trying to learn what I can about saving seeds so I won’t have to depend on the stores.

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    Kayla Crisp
    September 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Best of luck with your fall garden. Just one month until fall festival!

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    Vera Guthrie
    September 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Looking at the calendar root crops can be planted on the 27th and 28th, will it be too late to plant Turnips?
    Thanks!!

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