Episode-270- Action Time For The Fall Garden

A few weeks ago we discussed “getting ready for fall” but now with the fall equinox only 20 days away it is time to take action.  There is a lot to do as we head into fall, many see the fall as the end of the gardening season but with a few steps it can be the very best time of the year for your homestead and garden activities.

Tune in today as we discuss…

  • Now is the time to start harvesting some of your seed stock
  • Consider taking cuttings before the first killing frost and work on cloning over the winter
  • Is it time to build that green house you keep talking about
  • Plant peas and fava beans they are very cold hardy and add variety to the fall/winter mix
  • The heavy hitters of the fall/winter garden – corn salad, lettuce, lambs quarters, spinach, broccoli and more
  • Now is the time to build new beds
  • It is also time to select an end of life time for some plants
  • Start seeds to take the place of plants with only a few weeks left
  • Try digging up some peppers this year

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6 Responses to Episode-270- Action Time For The Fall Garden

  1. Jack,
    Great show today. It is nice to be self reliant and not depend so much on others for food. Also zeroing off the grid is a relief. I just hate when I have that feeling to get fast food when the sales tax is 8.75%!

    Too many sheeple just putting up with it and getting very little in return. At least slaves weren’t forced to pay for there housing, clothing, and shelter. Don’t people realize they are no better than SERFs!

  2. michael christroforo

    Great show. I too believed gardening ended early before last yrs crop. You never mentioned Brochli Robe and I was wondering if I could do a early fall crop now and then another in late late fall for an early crop before tilling the soil(in ct).

    Thanks for your show. Much appreciated

  3. We have a PVC \"hoop\" greenhouse that covers 3 rows of our garden. It works great! We put our plants right in the ground and we are able to take the plastic/pvc off when the weather turns warm. We want to also build a conventional greenhouse for starting seedlings.

    We are big fans of Howard Garrett – we\’ve been listening to \"The Natural Way\" on AM-820/WBAP for many years and have all of Howard\’s books. I agree with you, Jack– after babying those peppers until they finally take off in the summer, I\’m thinking that bringing them in would be a great idea.

  4. I have a greenhouse and have dug and potted and also grown peppers in pots with the intent of overwintering them. I’m in zone 5 and minimally heat my GH at 50 degrees. They take a beating. Last year I even tried heat mats under to provide more warmth to the root zone. Helped some, not much. Do not let them get cold for long periods since they are warm weather woody plants. Watch for bugs-aphids etc. I’ve done habanero, ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia), cayenne, and others. I don’t think intent is to grow them, just get them through the winter. I had success with 95 percent and took them out and they are producing well. They did have to recover and that took a little while.

  5. Oh, i forgot to mention I’ve broght peppers in 3 or 4 years. Last year and this year (2009) will be the first consecutive years with the same plants. It’s getting close to time to bring ’em in up here.

  6. As usual Jack, another great show! Very informative throughout,and the end I thought was very inspiring! Just what I needed today! Thanks again, keep up the great work!