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 Post subject: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:52 am 
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Sunday, August 9, while the other Italians enjoyed the sea:

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(LOL)

I sowed my first Winter Garden:

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My career as a gardener (lol) started last year with tobacco, and finally seeing the empty garden through the winter, this year I wanted to try to grow vegetables that bear the cold, and I like to eat.

Actually just getting cold I don’t have the desire to go into the garden ... but this year I want to force myself and maybe having a small growing I want to go into the garden even in winter.

It should sow to climb so you do not have all the harvest at once, so that's what I sowed:


# 10 plants Lattuga Meraviglia d’Inverno (Lettuce Wonder Winter):

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# 10 plants of Cicoria Palla Rossa 3 (Chicory Red Ball 3)

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Lettuce and Chicory I have sown in plastic cups:

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Go on

# 5 plants Cavolino di Bruxelles - Mezzo nano (Brussels sprouts - Half nano)

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# 5 plants Broccolo Ramoso calabrese medio precoce (Broccoli Calabria Prongs medium early)

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# 5 plants Cavolo Verza d'Aubervilliers (Savoy Cabbage d'Aubervilliers)

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The Savoy Cabbage, the Broccoli and the Brussels sprouts, I have sown in the bottle bottoms (which I had previously used when I sowed tobacco):

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And this is the soil of my compost that I used for planting:

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At last, in my plan, there are also the seeds of Rapa di Milano a Collare viola (Rapa Milan to purple collar) but my wife says to plant later in the ground.

Well, now the beds are out in the open, in the shade, into a small greenhouse ... Monday at 12 AM the humidity was 60% and the temperature of 33 ° C (91 ° F).
It'll be fine?

See you when the seeds have germinated
Recalling that all suggestions are welcome! (I have never grown anything before last year when I grown tobacco)


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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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Wonderful !

Would you try Romansco?
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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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Romansco ... what is it?

ah, last night have already germinated six seedlings (with heat that is doing ...)


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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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Romanesco is a form of broccoli.

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I have never tried it, but purchased seed, which I have lost.

Best
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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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I actually planted some of this this year.... it came up and has some leaves, but so far nothing that looks like it will become a head.... no buds or anything. Just leaves that look kind of like kohlrabi leaves.


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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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Great, PM!
Can you post picture of it?
I hope you get enough of a season for it to mature...
I really do hope I can Find my seed! lol Late planting here might be better than expecting it to have grown well during this drought. and it's been at 100F for couple days, too.
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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:04 am 
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Rusty, the Broccoli Romanesco (called Cabbage Romano) is not very popular where I live, perhaps spread to Rome ...
Anyway, I looked on the internet and I think the Broccoli Calabrese is more popular because it is more versatile (you can make many recipes).

This is the Tuscan Kale (Brassica oleracea var. Acephala):

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Funny, right?
I will try to grow it next year


Winter Garden (2015-2016)
Sunday, August 23, ended the second week since I have sown, and the situation is as follows:

On # 10 plants of Lettuce Wonder Winter germinated seedlings 6
On # 10 plants of Chicory Red Ball germinated seedlings 9
On # 5 plants of Savoy Cabbage are germinated seedlings 7
On # 5 plants of Brussels sprouts are germinated seedlings 2
On # 5 plants of Broccoli Calabria are germinated seedlings 1

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Lettuce would not germinate but then, when the temperature suddenly dropped germinated ... I finally found out by reading the internet that each vegetable has its ideal temperature for germination and that of lettuce is 20 ° C (68 ° F) !!

They are not doing well the Brussels sprouts and Broccoli Calabria so today, Wednesday, I sowed again these vegetables with a more sophisticated method (LOL):

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I basically wet spray a paper towel, I placed the seeds. I covered them and I put them in the house at a temperature of about 26 ° C (79 ° F):

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I read this method on the Internet, and it seems that germinate in a few days ... the fact is that then there was written as èick up seeds germinated ... perhaps with a toothpick? I think I'm going to take it with tweezers crush ...

All for today, but I will say for now cultivate baccy is more fun :-)


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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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rustycase wrote:
Great, PM!
Can you post picture of it?
I hope you get enough of a season for it to mature...
I really do hope I can Find my seed! lol Late planting here might be better than expecting it to have grown well during this drought. and it's been at 100F for couple days, too.
rc

Took a couple of pics today... I will try to post in the next day or so


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 Post subject: Re: MAB Winter Garden (2015-2016)
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MAB wrote:
They are not doing well the Brussels sprouts and Broccoli Calabria so today, Wednesday, I sowed again these vegetables with a more sophisticated method (LOL):

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I basically wet spray a paper towel, I placed the seeds. I covered them and I put them in the house at a temperature of about 26 ° C (79 ° F):

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One word:
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Garden (ridiculous) winter (2015-2016)

Sunday, October 18, ended the tenth week since I have sown, and ended the fifth week since I transplanted in the garden.

This is the situation:

Three plants of Savoy Cabbage (Cavolo Verza d'Aubervilliers):
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Four plants of Chicory Red Ball (Cicoria Palla Rossa3):
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Two plants of Brussels sprouts (Cavolino di Bruxelles - Mezzo nano):
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This is the best plant, the other have difficulty.

A plant of Calabrian broccoli (Broccolo Ramoso calabrese - Medio precoce)
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Well, it's a veggie-garden really ridiculous ... LOL
The fact is that when you have 40 plants of oriental tobacco to cure, no time left for other activities ...
also, from September 5 , has never been a sunny day, only many days cloudy or with rain and the garden is infested with mosquitoes!

At last, I thought I had more space in the garden because I had thought about doing a second crop of tobacco only for oriental strains, but then I saw all the leaves of tobacco grow I have changed my mind.
However one thing is sure : I do not have the same passion for vegetables as I have for the baccy.

That's it, see you at the next update.


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