Plan ahead for delicious results!
July Time to start counting the days to maturity on what you plant now, because a lot of winter crops are started as early as August! Start preparing your soil as spaces become available. Some say October is the best planting month of the year! Heat lovers started now will have a shorter harvest period. Maintenance and good harvesting practices are key.
August Depends on which you like most, summer crops or winter crops. Plant summer crops you love a lot and still want more of. If you love winter crops, improve your soil as plants finish, areas become available, and wait until September. Midmonth start cool season seeds – celery, cabbage, brocs, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower are good – to put in the ground late September and October. Make notes on your summer crops in your garden journal.
September First fall planting month, Labor Day weekend or bust! Seeds are fun, transplants produce sooner. Plant Sweet Peas for Christmas bloom!
October Transplants of cabbages and artichokes. Cut Strawberry runners off to chill for Nov planting.
November Seeds of onions for slicing. Wildflowers from seed (don’t let the bed dry out). Strawberries in no later than Nov 5. Transplants of winter veggies.
December is winter’s June! Crops are starting to come in, it’s maintenance time!