Comments on: Fall Garden Course Syllabus http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/16/fall-garden-course-syllabus/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Fri, 03 Jul 2009 04:51:28 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Leona http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/16/fall-garden-course-syllabus/#comment-21577 Leona Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:05:12 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/16/fall-garden-course-syllabus/#comment-21577 Sharon, I'm on the very edge of zone 4 (avg min. winter temp -30 F). Last year I tried some fall gardening with beets, but the weather turn so very very fast (like from 50 degrees to -20 degrees in two days) that I lost my entire beet crop, which was very substantial (probably close to 1 ton- since we were also testing for cattle feed). So I am jittery/concerned that those of us in zone 4a Siberia style won't benefit. Any thoughts? Thank you! Sharon,

I’m on the very edge of zone 4 (avg min. winter temp -30 F). Last year I tried some fall gardening with beets, but the weather turn so very very fast (like from 50 degrees to -20 degrees in two days) that I lost my entire beet crop, which was very substantial (probably close to 1 ton- since we were also testing for cattle feed).

So I am jittery/concerned that those of us in zone 4a Siberia style won’t benefit. Any thoughts?

Thank you!

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By: Jill Wiest http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/16/fall-garden-course-syllabus/#comment-21481 Jill Wiest Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:18:51 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/16/fall-garden-course-syllabus/#comment-21481 It's interesting more folks aren't into this. Too much work? Not enough time? The thought of fresh food, especially greens, into winter is very appealing -- thanks for holding the class Sharon. It’s interesting more folks aren’t into this. Too much work? Not enough time? The thought of fresh food, especially greens, into winter is very appealing — thanks for holding the class Sharon.

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