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Old September 13, 2020   #1
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Default Growing winter vegetables - my new project

I have prepared three flower beds for growing winter vegetables.
Flower bed 1
The plants on the left half of the bed will be covered with a standard 19 g / m2 non-woven fabric in winter. On the right half I will use a fabric of 50 g / m2, which is intended, among other things, to protect plants from frost. Winter onions (Augusta, Hiberna and Senshyu) will be planted in the rows on the side. Brasicas will be planted on the two middle rows, always in pairs, so that the skin can be compared to which textile protects the plants.
Flower bed 2
Today I planted cauliflowers in this bed from the sowing on August 7, 2020- Walcheren Winter 5 (5 ks), Aalsmeer (5), Galeon (5), Celebrity (5) a Winter Roscoff (5). Next week I'll put Nine Star Perennial Broccoli (4) here. Due to the pests (Cabbage White and Cabbage Moth), I temporarily covered the planted cauliflowers with a curtain, which will be there for about a month. Then I cover the flowerbed with one of the tunnels (I have them now in the autumn brasicas) and the one above them will remain until spring. As soon as it starts to freeze, I will insulate the tunnel with a non-woven fabric 50 g / m2. I probably won't open the tunnel during the winter. I have watered with a pipe placed in the middle of the flower bed.
Flower bed 3
Here I will gradually plant the remaining Brassicas - Arkta cabbage, Pylon F1 cabbage, Limba and Steel broccoli and also some winter salads - Humil, Apollo, Ledano and King of May. I move the second tunnel to the flower bed. I won't sow salads until tomorrow - there's plenty of time yet.
Flower bed 4
I have not prepared this bed yet, there will only be salads covered with non-woven fabric 19 g / m2.
I would just like to add that the temperature and humidity in the tunnel (even outside) will be measured throughout the winter at a height of about 20 cm above the ground. Surely these will be important data for deciding how to grow Brassicas in the coming years.
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Old September 17, 2020   #2
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That is my new project too. Nicely done.

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Old September 18, 2020   #3
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That is my new project too. Nicely done.

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Bill, what is going in your winter garden?
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Bill, what is going in your winter garden?
Not much yet. I just got two beds worked up after around 10 inches of rain from Sally. I was surprised the beds could be worked just two days after the storm. I will be planting mustard and turnips this week. I already have a few Sweet Success cucumbers and a small fence for them as well as about 20 feet of Maxibel beans set out a couple of days before the storm. They look a bit ragged after getting pounded by the rain and wind but if the whiteflies will slack off I think they will be fine. I also have all the usual suspects started in my tiny greenhouse but they are not even large enough to pot up so I don't know when they will go out; but it will be earlier than I have been able to start fall crops in years. Lately I have just had a winter garden. I am loving this cooler weather and hope it hangs in there for a while. It has been a very long time since I had a good fall because summer has just lasted too long the last couple of years.

Are you going for a fall/winter garden?

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Just a small point. Give your 9 star perennial spot in a corner as it should be good for several years and it takes up a lot of space. Great set up. I do a winter garden in my greenhouse and I love it.
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Vladimír, you have a good spot going!

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I just got two beds worked up after around 10 inches of rain from Sally. I was surprised the beds could be worked just two days after the storm.
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Boy, you're right about that! We got 7.5" here and and the second day after the storm all standing water in the garden had been sopped up and the ground was walkable!
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Just a small point. Give your 9 star perennial spot in a corner as it should be good for several years and it takes up a lot of space. Great set up. I do a winter garden in my greenhouse and I love it.
Hi Anne,
With that 9 star it should stay in place even a few years in advance. That's why I salted it four seedlings until the end of the flower bed. The problem will be how to protect these plants against cabbage whitefish and cabbage moth. They'll probably still have to be in some thick cage. For now, they will be in a tunnel covered with curtains along with cauliflowers.
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PS.:We have an extremely wet autumn, it rains every day. Cauliflowers are doing well, photo from yesterday.
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Yesterday I planted winter onion seedlings. They are not big at all, but I hope that they will still grow and overwinter well.
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PS.:I am currently harvesting cauliflower and broccoli from summer sowing
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PS.:We have an extremely wet autumn, it rains every day. Cauliflowers are doing well, photo from yesterday.
They're looking really good! Nice growth since the last photo.
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It is a mistake. These are not cauliflowers or broccoli from the flowerbed in the photo in this thread. These are brasicas from sowing on June 18, 2020 intended for harvest even in the autumn. The ones in the picture will overwinter and if they last our winter they should be harvested in early spring,
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Looks great, extending the season into winter should be very rewarding !
I’ll be interested in your progress

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Old October 29, 2020   #12
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This is what my beds of brassicas look like now. I already covered them.
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Hey Vladimir, things look very nice. Good job building out all of that infrastructure, and thank you for posting the pictures of your efforts. Which Brassicas are you growing? Is there cabbage in that mix?
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In those flowerbeds I have:
Cauliflowers Celebrity, Galeon, Walcheren Winter 5, Winter Roscoff and Aalsmeer.
Cabbage Pylon F1.
Kale Arkta.
Brroccoli Limba, Steel and Nine Star Perennial.
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In those flowerbeds I have:
Cauliflowers Celebrity, Galeon, Walcheren Winter 5, Winter Roscoff and Aalsmeer.
Cabbage Pylon F1.
Kale Arkta.
Brroccoli Limba, Steel and Nine Star Perennial.
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Thank you. Sorry I missed your very precise description of things from Sep 13. I just saw it tonight.

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