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Old August 4, 2013   #1
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Default Folks in Deep South - when to plant fall herbs?

Folks, I want to put in some dill, cilantro, arugula, etc for fall. What is the right timing on getting those seeds into the ground? I am in Atlanta, so zone 7b - 8a (the zone changes right in the middle of Atlanta, since the city lies on the fall line between Appalachia and the Piedmont).
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Old August 9, 2013   #2
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I am starting my first batch of cilantro this week and will continue starting it til the cool weather gets here. Cilantro does very poorly in the heat so I set out plants at different times in the fall and into the winter. The best Cilantro plants I ever grew were during the winter when they had little opportunity to bolt.

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thanks, Bill. The sunny parts of my garden are all taken - do you think cilantro, dill, etc would do well in shady areas?
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With tongue in cheek, I would say the best time is after Mother Nature stops the rain and the dadburned flooding.
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I'm near you and I keep cilantro and dill growing until the frost - every couple of weeks I find a new spot and sow some seeds in the garden or in a pot that has room. I let some of them go to seed but often I pull and start new plants when they bolt. This year I've had fresh cilantro all summer thanks to the cooler/wetter weather.
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