This late summer heat makes us all feel a bit tired and worn…the garden included. But now is the time to dig in the dirt and get ready for our cooler weather veggies and herbs. This weekend is the perfect time to do just that! Labor Day has come and gone, so it’s time to settle in for the new season.
You can plant all of the following beautiful goodies in your garden. Note that some are best planted as seeds (S), and some need to be transplanted (P). And be sure and print off the super helpful guides at the bottom of the post! They are worth it. Trust us.
Leaves & Greens
Lettuce (S/P) and Spinach (S)
Chard (S/P) and Kale (S/P)
Cabbage (P) and Broccoli (P)
On a Pole
Beans (S) and Peas (S)
Carrots (S) and Turnips (S)
Beets (S/P) and Radishes (S)
White Potatoes (from sets)
Herbs & More
Green Onions (S) and Onions (from bulbs – Oct/Nov)
Shallots (S/P) and Garlic (from cloves)
The following plant guides are fantastic. In total, they consist of only five pages and are worth the time to print and peruse.
- Farmer Fred’s Vegetable Planting Calendar – A simple one-page print-out that lists the most common veggies and the months in which to plant them as either seed or small plants.
- UC Davis Vegetable Planting Guide – A two-page print-out that is straight-forward and visually pleasing. The first page is a summer/fall planting guide, and the second page is a winter/spring planting guide.
- Master Gardener’s Vegetable Guide – A detailed, two-page planting guide that includes the vegetable, planting requirements (including how many to plant and how to space), and storage conditions.
And now we want to hear from you! We know many of you love gardening and know some tricks of the trade. Share your favorites, your tips, and your questions!