I planted my first fall garden this year. I live in East Texas and it has been great! First time I have planted pumpkins and they are growing great. I have a big problem though. I have a retarded Laborador Retriever, who ran through my seedlings in the late summer, dumping my Bussel Sprouts, Broccoli, and Collard Green seedlings mixing them up. As they grew, I planted the seedlings, thinking I had them correctly identified, but--I didn't. Now I have beautiful leafy green plants. If they are collards, they would be ready to harvest, but--- since I don't know if they are in fact collards or Brocolli or Brussel Sprouts. Some of the plants have a sort of rounded smooth leaf unlike Collards, so I know not to harvest those. I don't know about the others. Any suggestions on how to identify these plants???? Any help would be appreciated :)
You can do a search in Encarta to get a defination of each veggie. Most of the time they will show a picture with the defination.
Also try one of the seed companies. They will show pictures of the plants. I like Harris Seed Company but there are many others that have the same services.
Hope this helps.