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Zach
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Who's planting a fall crop?

Does anyone here plant trees?

One thing I do every mid-Oct is walk the yard and make notes about tree growth. Not old stuff... just the trees I planted 5 years ago. The total growth on those 8 trees is 16 feet per year .. average of 2 feet per tree.

But last year the total growth was 4 feet.. that's 6 inches per tree. The drought and the intense heat last summer just shut those suckers down.







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Trees definitely took a beating from the drought last year and were left stressed as a result. That led to the clean up after Issac being so large. It wasn't in any way a powerful storm outside of a rain event, but th limbs and trees took a pounding.





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I noticed alot less pecans in from my tree this year. I think they dropped too soon as well.

They were also smaller than they have ever been.






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Herbs are much happier now that it's not so searing hot.

Hops are coming in again for a second harvest. They're looking better than the first harvest.



Shitty picture that's a few weeks old now but they're getting big big.






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Auburntiger
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I planted snap beans, carrots, and lettuce about 5 weeks ago…(my first time doing a fall garden)…snap beans are doing great……carrots and lettuce not so much :(

and since i don't know what I am doing I am afraid to pull the weeds because as far as I know I could be pulling up my carrots and or lettuce seedlings up with the weeds



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The East Texas pecan and acorn crop will be tremendous this year, the trees are loaded





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Zach
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What do you do with acorns? I've got tons of them.





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I don't know if the have a machine to process them from the shell but if they do the innards would make a not too bad bread once made into flour.


ETA another little thing that not farmed per se is the catail plant. When they produce thier fruit/seed they are harvestable(must be before the stage where they release the seeds) and can be made into flour too.



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Shoot deer and squirrels eating them





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Capt ST
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as far as I know I could be pulling up my carrots and or lettuce seedlings up with the weeds


Look around your garden, you should have similar weeds growing throughout. Carrot has a very fine leaf, lettuce depends on what type you planted. It won't take long for you to figure out which is which. Don't feel bad, I've been planting lettuce mix for years and I still have to wait till the bed is established to know what doesn't belong.






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Zappas Stache
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Fall tomatoes have flowered, no fruit yet.

I'm eating off my lettuce everyday.

Basil is gigantic. I keep cutting it back to give other stuff more light.

Hops are doing ok but nothing like S14s. Those look awesome.

Cabbage and Kale are doing well. I have asparagus in 4" pots I grew from seed. Debating whether to put them in the ground now or overwinter them inside.






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Between the hurricane and a bug infestation my garden is not looking so hot right now. Struggling to say the least. Isaac took out my squash and cantaloupe, and the bugs took out my cucumbers and beans. About all I have left are radishes, beats, and carrots. About to plant some new stuff.





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Capt ST
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My dad has his asparagus in a separate bed, you going to do the same? I'm toying with the idea of planting it.





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Salmon
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Ive still got okra and peppers going from this spring.

I just planted cabbage, kale, lettuce, brocoli, and spinach






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CT
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I just planted some new herbs, kale, and spinach in pots. We'll see how this works out.





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Zappas Stache
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My dad has his asparagus in a separate bed, you going to do the same? I'm toying with the idea of planting it.


Yes, you really have to keep the asparagus separate. The soil prep up here is pretty important too since we have so much hard clay. They are perennials and will come back every year.






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TheIndulger
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Late bloomer here. Can I still plant some fall vegetables or did I miss the bus on this one?






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CT
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You can still plant some things. Here's a great guide from the LSU Ag Center.

LINK






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I can still do some good ones. Mustards, spinach, shallots, turnips, garlic.






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Now is a good time for herbs as well. I've got rosemary, basil, cilantro, and garlic chives all doing in pots on the patio.

It's much cheaper and fresher than buying at the grocery store.






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