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Fall veggie garden.

From remeditatedleftovers, a usefull guide for what you can grow during fall.

Vegetables that Grow Well in Cool Weather:

  • garlic
  • endive
  • kale
  • chicory
  • carrots
  • Swiss chard
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • cabbage
  • beets
  • radishes
  • turnips
  • bush beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Chinese cabbage
  • kohlrabi
  • onions
  • leeks
  • chives
  • mustard greens
  • lettuces
  • peas
  • artichokes
  • fava beans

All of the listed plants can be started by seed indoor in early summer and then brought out to transplant in late summer or early fall. Plant all fall crops before the first frost so they have plenty of time to settle their roots in the ground.


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My out-door seeder.

Using recycled materials, I’ve realized it for my 2014 sowing time.

Left part is covered by TNT and the right one by sheet of polycarbonate.

In the right part the temperature difference between in side and out-side is seven celsius degrees.

Now I’m starting with micro-irigation system and then after a functional test I will start with sowing.

 

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Idea for compostable seeder.

Only by corn flour and water, mixed together, shaped in to a cup and baked you can obtain a compostable seeder.

Look at the photos here.

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When your plant is grown sufficiently, put all in to the soil. In this way the little plant doesn’t suffer transplanting and the seeder will be eaten and compostated in to the soil.


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My seeders.

Here’s my seeders.

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They are different for numbers of seeds that I can put into: little seed into little “pot”.

They are about 40×60 cm and high 3 cm, at the bottom of the “pot” there is a hole from where water is in contact with soil. I put the seeder into a bin with water so to have soil always wet, and put all into warm place (no less of 18C degree), with high level of illumination.

The PVC one is for seeds like pepper, beans, peas, cucumbers or tomatoes.

The three others are for onions, celery, salads, cucurbitacae, fennels, borrago, basil, melon, chard and radish.

Usually carrots, spinaches, garlic, onions, shallot, potatoes and sweet potatoes are put directly into soil out there, when dangers of frost are away.

If you create a backyeard on balcony, you can use for seeding your final pots.

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