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Now is the time to plant spring bulbs such as Tulips, Crocus, and....what else should one plant in the fall?
 
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Great Question! I was about to ask the same kind of thing. My desire is to find something to plant in a rocky, clay ridden hill behind my house. It has native grasses in it right now, but it's pretty thin. What might I add to the mix back there?
 
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Apparently, it is garlic planting time, according to an article in this weeks Independent.
 
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jerusalem artichokes planted in the fall will get a leg up on the spring germination.
 
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Such a good question. Paul talks about planting crocuses now. They are a bulb that will bloom early and are very beautiful. this website seems to have some decent info on them : http://m.almanac.com/plant/crocuses

this picture is just one of the many varieties, early bloomers!!!
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!It just dawned on me that lupins and vetch would be great for your soil Andy. I seed saved some lupins from jumbo this summer and I think i'll go plant them now...anyone have any other ideas?
 
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Andy - fall is a great time to sow any native annual seeds.

It might be a bit late now, but you could test sow a few types in small area, and see if they come up!
Best to do while soil is not frozen, maybe rake the surface a bit before sowing, to make grooves for seeds to set in, and then a light tamping of the soil with your foot after you are done sowing.

http://nativeideals.com/ is based in Arlee, MT and have some seed mixes that would be great for your site - they aren't food but they are native! I've had great luck with their flower seeds for starting perennial container plants.

 
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yeah, you can buy their seeds at places like the good food store and the co-op. They have mixes titled things such as "the Deer resistant mix," "the low maintenance mix" and "the fall seed mix".
 
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