Monthly Archives: September 2014

El Nino and planting fall/winter crops

After this unusually warm summer, my gardening partners at our Giving Garden plot have been wondering how long the warm weather is going to last. While I usually plant a crop of lettuces, chard, kale and collards for the fall, I haven’t had much success growing year round. This year might be different though thanks to El Nino!

Cliff Mass, noted local meteorologist gives more information about the weather potentially coming up this fall and winter in a mynorthwest.com article: Experts predicting warmer fall, winter for Western Washington

If indeed we experience a warmer fall/winter, what are you planting as your late season crops? Do you have any suggestions for a successful winter growing season?