Planting for August

Besides the community garden, Jim and I have a small plot in the backyard. During the Spring months when we were super eager to start planting, we utilized the space in the back yard with a few herbs and vegetables as well. However, despite this plot being in closer proximity to the house, most of what we planted went to seed without harvest (or was destroyed by sun). Now that we are entering August I have decided to rip out everything that went to seed and try to plant for Fall/Winter harvest.

According to the West Coast Seeds website (which is basically becoming my Bible), here are some great crops to plant in August to wield some extra food in the colder months:

Arugula
Beets
Carrots
Cauliflower (start indoors, transplant first week September for fall harvest)
Chervil
Chives (after the 15th)
Cilantro
Columbine
Corn salad (after the 15th)
Kale & Collards
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mescluns
Mustards
Pac Choi
Parsley
Peas (before the 15th)
Radishes (after the 15th)
Scallions
Spinach
Sweet Peas
Swiss Chard

What are you planning on planting this month?

 

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