Regardless of the weather, summer is still fading – and we need to take in account that Fall may bear its head at any moment.
But we still have time to plant in our warm garden beds with the chance to harvest before winter appears. Many of our gardens have vacancies from early produce picks, so we can take advantage of our continuing growing system.
Specific plants ripen more sweetly in the Fall weather, such as cabbage and lettuce. Winter radishes are at the perfect time, along with sugar snap peas.
By planting in late August, you’ll still have a bounty come October. Leafy green vegetables, broccoli, carrots, peas, kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts all do well in the cooler weather.
So what to do? Hop over to your local market or nursery, and check out the seedlings. Anything that lists 30 days to maturity is a good choice – just keep in mind with our shorter days to add a week or two. Look for key words on packages such as cold hardiness and quick maturing.
And tell us – how does your late Summer garden grow?
If you aren’t that ambitious, try starting with an Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit