Hello Friends,

As August has come its time to start pulling out summer crops that are done producing and start planting for a fall crop. We cleaned out the Jeremiah Garden this last Friday and started planting in our square foot boxes.  We are fortunate here in the Central Valley of California as our summers are extended into fall. You can easily replant some of your favorite summer vegetables that will grow and produce until about the first few frosts. My grandmother, bless her green thumb, has tomatoes coming off her tomato plant (it’s really more like a tree) through the Christmas season and into January some years because she covers it once frost comes.

It’s also time to start planting those typical fall crops like herbs, beans, peas, Broccoli, etc. Below I have posted dates for these crops according to our zone. However, I have not started planting until this week as we have been hitting temperature highs into the hundreds. Oh, how I crave cooler weather. You think we would be used to it, but it’s the same story every year.

August 17th-31st

  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnip
  • Summer Squash
  •  Tomatoes

September 1st-15th

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Parsnip
  • Swiss Chard

September 16th-30th

  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Spinach

October

  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Spinach

Don’t forget, you can plant one or two crops every two weeks for continual harvest. You don’t have to plant all 6 of your broccoli plants at once; lettuces, salad greens, and garlic especially. Also, as a general rule of thumb, many crops, (root vegetables particularly) can be immediately replanted once harvested as our winters are very mild.  Enjoy your Fall and Winter crops!

Happy Gardening,

Hailey