As I said this is our first year doing a fall garden. I have learned that there a large variety of vegetables that grow during the winter months here in the south. For instance we just planted some lettuce and found out that the seeds will not sprout if the ground is more than 80 degrees. Oh that is why our lettuce has not sprouted yet.
Up point is we do have seedlings of carrots and onions. Even though these are also winter vegetables they are still at risk for pests here in the south. Planting onions and carrots together will help to avoid both the onion fly, and the carrot fly. Wondering if the onions will keep the rabbits away from the carrots.
Other vegetables we are growing are cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. I am ordering cauliflower, broccoli, and spaghetti squash today from Mary's Heirloom seeds. We will also be growing some peas which will do well here in Louisiana were it is rare that temperatures drop to freezing or below.We have some organic potatoes, I will let some start sprouting eyes, and then dry them before planting.
While these vegetables are great to plant in Louisiana check your zone to see which vegetables you can grow during the fall.
Do you plant a fall garden?
We went out last Sunday and planted seeds, and lucky me ended up with a
whole bunch of chigger bites. On the up side I still have some Eden
Salve left, I bought a 2 oz tin last fall, and we have used it for
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put it on at the first sign of a bite and it will not itch. Use on
mosquito or ant bites at first signs, and the bite will not swell. If
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