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My spinach is already coming up. And lots more peas. And lettuce! And kale! The ground is so warm that seeds are popping up quickly! I love to see the spinach poke out through the first snow. And my old kale that looked so poorly earlier in the summer, is nicely shadded by the squash leaves and is doing well.<br><br>
It's not over until it's over, I tell ya! lol
 

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Hehe! I need to go through my seeds and start some outside. Isn't it fun! I love little seedlings coming up.<br>
Went to the store today and went through the Renee's Garden Seeds on sale today. Perfect time of the year to buy seeds for next year and the fall garden. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Arg! I need to plant them!
 

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What can we plant now? Most of my pumpkins were killed by stupid squash vine borers - we tried to salavge some vines but I don't know... but I love spinach, and lettuce. Is there enough time for those?<br><br>
I may give up and become a full-time basil gardener, because that is about the only thing that's worked for me...<br><br>
dar, novice
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What can we plant now? Most of my pumpkins were killed by stupid squash vine borers - we tried to salavge some vines but I don't know... but I love spinach, and lettuce. Is there enough time for those?<br><br>
I may give up and become a full-time basil gardener, because that is about the only thing that's worked for me...<br><br>
dar, novice</div>
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I hate those things. I lost almost all of squash last year to them.<br><br>
It's not too late for lettuce and spinach. The don't need thick vines before they start producing...whatever comes up you can eat. Plant them where there is warm soil, they should do fine. I've always gotten goose bumps when I've see spinach through the first snow dusting. You might be able to grow kale or chard as well. They need a little more growing time, but it won't hurt to try. Peas should be OK as well. They like it a little cooler.
 

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i wonder when i should put my cool weather stuff in? i'm south of charlotte, nc and it is still HOT here, low 90's seems the be the average these days.<br><br>
i've only ever done summer veggies but i really want a fall garden this year.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i wonder when i should put my cool weather stuff in? i'm south of charlotte, nc and it is still HOT here, low 90's seems the be the average these days.<br><br>
i've only ever done summer veggies but i really want a fall garden this year.</div>
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Yes, go ahead & put them in. Put whatever you want in...see what happens in your neck of the woods. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You could do Swiss Chard where you are. And Kale and broc, I'd bet. It's pretty mild in NC in the fall, for the most part.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i wonder when i should put my cool weather stuff in? i'm south of charlotte, nc and it is still HOT here, low 90's seems the be the average these days.<br><br>
i've only ever done summer veggies but i really want a fall garden this year.</div>
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i used to live in lenpir about an hour from charlotte i would do it now!i would do it now and hope for the best you never know what the weathr will be link in NC!
 
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