Refresh your vegetable garden with plans for the Fall Harvest
The flowers are blooming, the squash are coming in and the tomatoes are ripening, which means you can still start planning for the fall garden harvest!
Over the next few weeks there are quite a few plants you can get in the ground for a October and November (and sometimes even December) harvest!
Because it’s a little later in the gardening season many stores will mark down seeds and other plants so keep your eyes open for some bargains!
What can you plant in July in the Pacific Northwest? Plenty of things!
- Healthy Greens: Arugula, kale, collard greens and spinach can go in now and will appreciate the cooler weather later in the summer
- Root crops: Carrots and beets still have time to size up before winter
- Succession plantings: Get a second planting of peas or another row of green beans in for extended eating
- Brassicas: This plant family includes broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages and can be started from seedlings now
A little summer planning (and planting) goes a long way to extending the harvest in your vegetable garden into the fall season. Consider filling up any open space you might have with another round of crops, selected for the correct season!
So go ahead and get yourself Good to Grow!