As we start to reach the middle of August, it is truly time to begin thinking about some final efforts in our gardens. What if you haven’t yet planted a garden? Don’t worry, it still is not too late! Of course it truly depends on where you live, but there are still several cold hardy crop varieties that you can plant during mid-late August that will still have time to mature before the 2012 gardening season comes to a close. (To be honest, there are many ways to extend your growing season as well but those I’ll discuss in the coming weeks.) Why not take a good look at your garden now to start planning: what has finished producing, what space do you have to plant, how much of each variety would you enjoy…Now is the time to start planning!
Here is a look at some of the 30-Day Harvest Crops that can still be planted until late August and still have time to mature:
- Leaf lettuce
I totally love picking fresh lettuce and spinach from my own garden. There is not a better salad to be had than right from your own yard! And let me tell you, fresh baby broccoli doesn’t even compare to what you purchase on the store shelves! I can remember as a child checking out the broccoli plants to see if they were large enough for my Father to let me pick! Spinach and lettuce truly require no effort!