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post #16 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 04:22 AM
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With your small area what's the worst that can happen if you plant winter rye now? It grows for a spell and dies from snow? Turn the soil a little and plant it.

The first year I moved into this house and planted I had the best garden ever. I was giving away watermelon. I had so much eggplant I spent hours frying and freezing it for parmigiana. Corn was so abundant as were the beans. Froze tons. Never a sign of disease at all. Year two wasn't as good. Still had a good harvest but it was more work. I've got enough land that I can rotate plantings. 11 years later I am constantly fighting things. Early blight. Late blight. Blossom end rot. Caterpillars.
So you may not have them now. But you will.

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