Is It Too Late to Plant from Seed?


greenbeanNot at all.

What can you plant now and in August?

The answer is quite a bit. Here goes:


Bush beans are easiest as they don’t require staking. Try planting seeds of a different variety each week and do a taste test to determine what you like best. Stop sowing beans seeds in early August.


If you plant now, you will harvest a fall crop.

Again, I would select a bush cucumber plant because space tends to be at a premium in a raised bed. If you have the room, go for a vining cucumber. Chefs tell me they are tastier.


In mid- August sow lettuce seeds for a fall crop. I have plenty of lettuce seeds available in the community garden shed. Look for the days to harvest to determine what lettuce seeds are best to grow.


From mid-July through mid-August plant seeds of kale for harvest in the fall.


Spinach likes it cool. Start from seed in mid to late August.



The harvest will be modest for August planting green peas and sugar peas. But, if you have the room, go for it. Did you know Thomas Jefferson use to compete with his farm neighbors to see who could harvest the earliest peas? The winner hosted a dinner serving (what else?) some peas.


This is a quick growing vegetable. They are ready to be harvested in a month.

Anyone have some good radish recipes?



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