Some of the early varieties of zucchini (see link) can also be successfully planted in mid-July: www.grow-it-organically.com/zucchini-varieties.html I have done it in the past, mostly because the first planted had been wiped out by the SVB, and it turned out to be a very rewarding experiment.
Post by pondgardener on Jul 5, 2019 13:39:16 GMT -5
I just got in a second corn planting and I better get going on another patch of bush beans! Although some low growing crops could be protected from an early frost by covering with some kind of protection.
Live your life as if you are ready to say goodbye to it at any moment, as if the time left for you were some pleasant surprise. Marcus Aurelius
Post by deckman22 on Sept 20, 2019 21:56:04 GMT -5
I've been anxious to get an early start on some lettuce and started trying some out in mid August which is normally our hottest month. The first planting was a bust with only two plants that grew. I figured that to be too sunny a spot so did green beans there instead and they are doing well. Planted a bunch more in a shadier spot with more of the natural clay type soil than the stuff I had hauled in from one county south of here. That was in late August to early September. I had to water it 3 - 4 times a day to keep the soil cool enough but most all the seeds have sprouted & it looks like I'll have a good crop of fall lettuce before others around here.
I just planted some lettuce seed yesterday, and those cells are in the coolest room of the house to germinate.
This evening, I just went through my seed 'collection' looking for likely greens to germinate for salad mix and set aside for sowing tomorrow in small containers. Mizuna, Tatsoi, black kale, collards, bull's blood beet, chard, and a couple others. Some of this seed is old, and though kept in the fridge, it will be interesting what germinates. After germination, these are destined to be grown in containers, outside, on a salad table to thwart critters, and picked when young and tender.
Today I also set up two small containers for microgreens of peas and sunflowers. These will only take 10 days to harvest, and grown totally indoors. Maybe less in this warmer weather.
This fall/winter I'd like to grow a broad selection of salad greens. Let's see if I can keep it up over the months. It's always fun to have lovely salad greens for the holidays.
Coastal Southern California, zone 10, avocado belt, still in a drought.
Post by pepperhead212 on Sept 22, 2019 0:05:47 GMT -5
I got started a little late with the greens seeds this year. I was busy with the raised bed, and wasn't sure if I'd get it ready, by the by the time they were ready. No big deal, since I will eventually cover them, and I will have a longer season. And some of the Asian greens are very cold hardy.