Isn't it really just so super-cool- tiny little seeds that grow so quickly and also provide food? Really stop and wonder. Wonder like "Wow!" Scratch up some soil and in they go. A few weeks to a few months later it is time to collect the bounty!
It is time to get some seeds in the autumn vegetable garden. Check out our proven schedule!
JULY 19-AUGUST 2
- Direct Sow last plantings of fast maturing snap beans, cucumbers and summer squash.
- Begin planting cilantro, lettuce and radishes.
- Start cabbage family seedlings indoors, set out seedlings into garden as soon as they can be transplanted.
AUG 2-AUG 16
- Set out Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower plants.
- Direct sow beets, carrots, escarole, leeks, scallions, along with more lettuce and radishes.
- Fast maturing peas.
AUG 16–SEPT 5th
- Direct sow arugula, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, turnips, spinach, mustard, pac choi, and other Asian greens.
- Sow more lettuce & radishes, including daikons.
- Last week of August: final sowing of spinach and mache, final sowing of lettuce.
- Onion sets, Garlic, Shallots.
- Add some more Bumper Crop to your soil to re-enrich for the new plantings.
- Be sure to remember your little plants have little root systems and keep them well watered. Some seeds will take longer to germinate- be sure to keep the soil moist for them.
- Chopped leaves, straw or layers of newspaper in between rows will keep moisture in, weeds down and give the worms some new work.
- A frost barrier (lightweight blanket) will allow harvesting of lettuce, spinach and other greens even as far as Christmas!
Information obtained from Mother Earth News, Aug/Sept 2009