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I have peas, lettuce, carrots and cabbage out for the fall. Still getting tomatoes , canteloupe and peppers. Squash failed miserably this year. I have tried again and if we don't get an early freeze I might get some. I am considering getting some fall potatoes in but I will have to use my own seed stock no one local carries them this time of year and I am not going to order any. I have been waiting for them to start sprouting, but maybe I will juist put them in and see what happens. I have never grown taters in the fall before. I have some sunken pots that I was going to attempt to grow them in.
 
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Potatoes in the fall?  I've never even tried!  Please tell me more!
 
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from what I have been told by more experienced gardeners in the area we can plant potatoes in late summer and get a small harvest in late fall or winter. Around here we often don't get a hard freeze till late october and there have been years where november and december had easy highs in the 60's so if I can protect them from a few freezes there is a chance I could have a decent harvest I would think. You are supposed to use larger mature potatoes that are cut as this supposedly decreases the time to get them going good. I'm trying to get them to sprout so that I know they will try and grow and not just rot when I put them in. So far no green stuff yet! its getting late and maybe I will just plant them and see what happens. I have seen instructions on cooling the soil for a few weeks to be able to plant them out in mid summer and I am regretting not taking the time to do so.

http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1114/HLA-6009web.pdf
 
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uh oh! I almost forgot garlic! I'd better hurry and find a place for it. I will be tearing out the romas since they are almost done and are being overwhelmed with some type of wild morning glory anyway. I plan to pull up a mound bed where they are and I suppose I can plant the garlic there. I'm just going to plant  those taters and see what happens. I really need to get some greens in there also. maybe spinach, I love spinach salads. 
 
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so yesterday I planted....

kale
collards
turnip
loose and head lettuce (maybe too late)
garlic
Tossed out a few more carrots and cabbage (to fill in where the others didn't germinate or were washed away)



 
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