Fall/Winter Planting Date Tools & What We’re Planting Now in Zone 5

Today I’ll show you what we’re planting in August to ensure abundant fall and winter harvests. And I’ll provide links to tools that will help you determine when to plant cool weather crops where you live based on your first frost date.

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“Four Season Harvest” by Eliot Coleman: http://amzn.to/2buR5mJ
“The Winter Harvest Handbook” by Eliot Coleman: http://amzn.to/2bewt1p

Planting Date Calculators:
1) Without Protection – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X5MCitLZFTwf1p332kO-4l9BStB2DPcTnbx-0xcqVTA/edit?usp=sharing
2) With Protection – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IxiOhmbOD1Mb8dI4TpCM26YVusI5Wac18kqnsCdrwh0/edit?usp=sharing

New Cold Hardy Crop Seeds I’m Planting:
Starbor Kale – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7391-starbor.aspx
Rouge d’Hiver Lettuce – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-5752-rouge-dhiver.aspx
Winter Density Lettuce – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-7776-winter-density.aspx
Red Kitten Spinach – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8959-red-kitten.aspx
Vit Mache – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6040-vit.aspx
Evergreen Hardy White Bunching Onions – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6713-evergreen-hardy-white.aspx

OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost and mulch. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.
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