August Vegetable Planting

In an effort not to have to send out seventeen million emails to the friends and family asking me what vegetables to plant right now – here’s a post. Go get dirrty!

Leafy Greens –

Lettuce
Chard
Kale
Cabbage
Arugula
Spinach

These can all be planted now and in successions until November. You may not get your last crop due to the weather, but if you do you’ll be happy you planted it. Sow seeds or plant plugs every two – three weeks.

Root Crops –

Carrots
Garlic
Shallots
Onions
Potatoes
Beets
Radish

If you are shooting for potatoes, get them in the ground right now, and you’ll have potatoes for Thanksgiving. Carrots can be planted now for about three successions – re-planted every two weeks. Garlic can be planted now and then another crop in November – same with shallots. Onions can be planted in successions for the next few months. Careful on the watering with all of these come October….

Legumes –

Beans
Peas

These can be planted in successions now until about November. The later season beans may not taste as good, but will still be very healthy to eat. The fall peas are wonderful and much sweeter than in the summer.

Everything Else –

Brussel Sprouts
Leeks
Cucumber

**Also try anything you want…. melons and tomatoes and corn are much too late, but I always tell people to try it, may get a little crop by thanksgiving. Comment if you have any questions… Jenn

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