Summer’s here and it’s time to garden! But what if you haven’t been out in the garden at all this year? Is it too late to start? Should you just call it a loss and try again next year??
Nonsense! You can start a garden any time of the year! And planting in July and August just means you’ll have fresh vegetables in the fall and winter. Here are just a few of the things you can get started:
- Greens like lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, or collards grow quickly and can be harvested again and again. Just keep them shaded so they don’t get too hot and send up flowers!
- Sowing snap peas now will give you a cool and crunchy treat in those late summer days, and as a legume the plant makes a great winter ground cover that’s good for the soil.
- Root vegetables like beets, turnips, rutabagas, and carrots can be sown now and harvest throughout the fall and winter.
Still not sure how to start, or don’t have garden space of your own? Come learn about gardening while helping us maintain the community garden. Our community workdays are Tuesdays 3-6 pm.