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Vegetable and Herb Planting Guide, October, Zone 8 September 30, 2010

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Fall is a wonderful time to grow vegetables.  Gardening is more fun when you can actually bear to be outside for extended periods of time.  This month, plant the following:

Beets

Carrots

Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage (bok choi, pak choi)

Collards

Garlic

Head and Leaf lettuce

Mustard greens

Bermuda Onion seeds

Garden Peas

Radishes

Spinach

Turnips

Cilantro

Dill

Fennel

Parsley

Chives

Thyme

Oregano

Sage

I have also seen Brussels Sprouts transplants around, but I’ve never grown them and they aren’t included in any of the planting guides.

You can also plant strawberry plants now, and I’ve seen those around at the nurseries as well.  I plant bare root strawberries later in the year.

Now that the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, consider starting a compost pile, if you haven’t already.  Leaves, vegetable trimmings, (no animal protein or fat) and soil breakdown into nature’s perfect fertilizer, and its free.  Compost needs moisture and needs to be turned to do its thing.

 

3 Responses to “Vegetable and Herb Planting Guide, October, Zone 8”

  1. Hello. This is very lovely page. I have also wordpress blogging about garden pharmacy. Very nice job you did. thanks for everyone with you.

  2. chryheiltrick mallory Says:

    send me a guide that includes all winter vegetables in zone 8 and clay dirt


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