garden-07It’s hot, hot hot, those of us with gardens are in full swing… now it’s time to start your fall gardens. Things like greens, spinach, lettuces, garlic… honestly in the past, I haven’t given much thought to fall gardens, I have gardened so hard all summer that I’m pretty worn out for thinking about planing more things. But this is not the mindset of a good homesteader or off gridder, especially if you are relying on that garden to supplement your food.

So let’s keep that excitement we had during the late winter and spring and get that fall garden started!

 

Now is a good time to start garlic for next harvesting next summer.

Here is another great video with fall gardening tips

 

Here are some plants to grow in August:

Northern U.S. and Southern Canada

Central U.S./Midwest

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli (Transplants)
  • Brussels sprouts (Transplants)
  • Cabbage (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Mustard greens
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli (Transplants>
  • Brussels sprouts (Transplants)
  • Cabbage (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Kale (Transplants)
  • Leeks (Transplants)
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Mustard greens
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

North Central U.S., Rocky Mountains

Pacific Northwest

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli(Transplants)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Transplants)
  • Cabbage (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Cilantro
  • Collard greens
  • Kale (Transplants)
  • Lettuce
  • Mache
  • Mustard greens
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

Southern U.S.

Southeast/Gulf Coast Region

Southwest

  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli (Transplants)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Transplants)
  • Cabbage (Transplants)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (Transplants)
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash (Transplants)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomato (Transplants)
  • Turnips

(Sources: Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening: Vegetables, Mother Earth News “What to Plant Now,” Personal Experience)

http://organicgardening.about.com/od/vegetablesherbs/a/Vegetables-And-Herbs-To-Plant-In-August.htm

 

What is in your garden? Have you tried anything new?

 

 

 

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