What to Sow Now?

kaleharvestI’ve been harvesting and now have some empty space in the garden. So, tomorrow I’m planning to sow some seeds.

It’s not too late.

Spinach, which can be picked in 30 days, is going in.  Some lettuce, because you always need lettuce and the mesclun mix seeds I have are ready in 25 to 30 days.

Arugula, which I love in salads and in wraps, matures in about 40 days. And last but not least, kale because I use it a lot sautéed with onions, as chips, young leaves get tossed in salads, and mixed with spinach in quiches. Kale is ready to pick in about 40 days.

If you have space in your garden, why not try these and extend the harvest?

The trick to seeding in August, when it’s hot, is to keep the seeds moist while they germinate and well watered thereafter.  If you can plant the lettuce in the shade of taller plants – tomatoes for example – that will help.

See you in the garden.


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