Farmer Tim, the resident veggie man, here at the farm has compiled the following list to help you plan your fall garden.  He is in the preparation mode right now, beginning to prepare the beds, deciding what to plant where and how much to plant in the space we have available.  He keeps great records of the varieties that have worked well for us over the years so get motivated.  Hitch up your shorts, pull on the gloves, slap on the hat and take up the turning fork – fall is just around the corner!

Crop Cultivar Spring Planting   Fall Planting  per 100 ft OP
Beans – snap Blue Lake 3/15 – 4/1 9/1 – 9/15 1# yes
  Roma II 3/15 – 4/1 9/1 – 9/15 1# yes
Beans – pole Kentucky Wonder 3/15 – 4/1   3/4# yes
Beans – Lima Jackson Wonder 3/15 – 4/15   1# yes
Beets Detroit Dark Red 12/15 – 1/30 9/1 – 9/15 1 oz yes
Broccoli     *** Packman transplant 2/15-3/1 transplant 9/1-9/15 no
Cabbage     *** Early Flat Dutch   ” 12/1 – 1/15    ” 9/1 – 9/15   yes
Carrots Scarlet Nantes 12/15 – 1/30 9/1 – 9/15 1/2 oz yes
Collards Georgia   8/15 – 9/15 1 oz no
Cucumber Marketer 3/15 – 4/1   1 oz yes
Lettuce Blk. Seed Simp. 12/20 – 2/5 9/1 – 10/15 1/2 oz yes
  Red Sails 12/20 – 2/5 9/1 – 10/15 1/2 oz no
  Deer Tongue 12/20 – 2/5 9/1 – 10/15 1/2 oz no
Okra Family Heirloom 4/1 – 4/20   1 oz yes
Peanuts Va. Jumbo 4/25 – 5/15   1/2 # no
Peas garden Green Arrow 1/1 – 1/30   1 1/2 # no
  Little Marvel 1/1 -1/30   1 1/2 # yes
Peas southern Mississippi purple 3/15 – 7/15   1 # yes
Peppers     *** All transplant 4/1-5/1      
Potatoes sweet Puerto Rico slips 5/1 – 7/1      
Radish Crimson Globe 1/1 – 4/1 9/1 – 11/1 1 oz yes
Spinach Bloomsdale 1/1 – 1/20 10/1 – 11/10 1 oz yes
Sweet Corn Honey and Pearl 4/1 – 4/30   4 oz no
  Golden Bantam 3/15 – 4/30   4 oz yes
Squash summer Yel. Crookneck 3/20 – 4/10 8/10 – 8/25 1 oz yes
  Black Beauty 3/20 – 4/10 8/10 – 8/25 1 oz yes
Squash winter Waltham Butternut 3/20 -4/10   1 oz yes
  Acorn 3/20 – 4/10   1 oz yes
Tomato     *** All 4/1 – 5/1      
Turnips Purple Top 1/1 – 3/1 8/25 – 10/15 1 oz yes
Melons All 3/25 – 4/20      
           
      ***  Start seeds 6 – 8 weeks before transplant date.      
           
     PH between 6.0 and 7.5