What to plant in October.

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October Is Here,What to Plant Now???

October is a great time to plant a fall garden because roots develop all through the winter.Late October is perfect timing to plant lettuce. It can be seeded directly in the garden, or started in small pots for transplanting later. Lettuce,peas and spinach, will not germinate well if the soil temperature is above 85°F (75°F is ideal) Strawberry plants should be planted in October. Vegetable seeds to plant include beets, Swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, collard, mustard, English and snap peas, radish, spinach and turnip. Transplants of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, multiplier onions and garlic bulbs can go into the ground in October as well. If damping off of seedlings has been a problem in the past, try watering the seed bed with a fish emulsion solution once a week. Yes, it may stink a little, but scientists have found that fish emulsion inhibits the fungus that causes damping off.

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