Summer Sowing

Just when it seems like your spring gardening chores are winding down, along comes summer. The lettuce, spinach and other leaf crops you planted in spring have been providing you with salad material and are ready to bolt (go to seed). When this starts to happen, you know it won’t be long until you should be planting your second crop for a late summer/early fall harvest. Below are listed some (but by no means all) of the vegetables that you may want to plant before you go on vacation.

  • Basil-Sow seeds late June through late July.
  • Beans-Sow seeds of quick varieties (generally bush types) until 3rd week of July.
  • Broccoli-Sow seeds until mid July.
  • Brussel Sprouts-Sow seeds until mid July.
  • Cabbage-Plant transplants through mid July.
  • Carrots-Sow seeds through mid July.
  • Collards-Plant transplants until August 1st.
  • Dill-Sow seeds late July to early August.
  • Escarole, endive-Sow seeds early July through August.
  • Kale-Sow seeds through first week of August.
  • Kohlrabi-Sow seeds through first week of August.
  • Lettuce-Sow in groups two weeks apart from mid July through September 1st. ·
  • Mustard-Sow seeds mid July to mid August.
  • Parsley-Sow seeds mid June through mid August.
  • Peas-Sow seeds in early to mid July.
  • Radish-Sow seeds mid July to early September at two week intervals.
  • Spinach-Sow seeds late July to early August.
  • Summer squash-Sow seeds until mid July.
  • Turnip-Sow seeds late June to early August.

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