The temperatures are high and the sweat beads up on your brow if you even think about your garden, but maybe planning for fall crops will help bring cooling thoughts!

Midsummer is the best time to start planting hardy vegetables for fall harvest. “Flavor-conscious gardeners will appreciate the exceptional quality of vegetables that ripen in the bright days and brisk nights of autumn. Vegetables that mature in the fall are typically milder and sweeter than those that mature in the heat of summer.”-Dennis Worwood

Here are some of the recommended fall crops for our area:

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Radish
  • Peas
  • Turnip

For more information about correctly timing your seeding and transplants check out thisĀ Fact Sheet-“Planting Vegetables Midsummer for a Fall Harvest.”

A gardeners work is never done, but it’s always fun!