Experimental Planting

If you remember back almost a month, I posted these plans for our fall garden.  As I explained then, these are experimental plans that are pushing the envelope of what may be possible here in South Central Kansas.

On Tuesday, we did our first planting of spinach, lettuce, and other greens for the planting date trial. Yesterday, I transplanted the leek and onion seedlings into the other bed. I also planted carrots, beets, radishes, chard, lettuce, spinach, and other greens. As always, how things are on paper isn’t quite how they work out in real life. In this case, I just couldn’t bring myself to pull out the cantaloupe plants, so I planted around them.

Row after row of fall veggies. I’ll probably throw a few more seeds into the spot where the melons are when they are done.

Some of the leek and onion seedling look really good, while others look a little sad. I guess the worst case scenario is that they all die, and the other worst cast scenario is that we have some nice plants that can take off and grow in the spring.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 2, 2010, in Around the Garden and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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