Gardening: It is Not Too Late to Plant for a Fall Harvest

Picardo Oct 03
For some of us, the summer heat has already felt like an eternity.  I can tell many of the plants in my garden have felt the heat too.  With an unseasonably hot and dry summer, many of my vegetables have yielded a very small crop.  It isn’t too late to actually reap the benefits of a summer garden though!  For many of us that use succession planting, it is time to start thinking of planting many cooler weather crops.

If you haven’t planted a garden this year, it is not too late to reap the benefits of gardening.  There are many vegetable varieties that if planted in early August can still be harvested in the fall.  EggplantHere is a list of 60-Day harvest crops that are a good idea to sow in early August:

  • Turnips
  • Leeks
  • Kohlrabi
  • Collards
  • Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Pepper

To be honest, last year we were away for a trip for four days and when we returned, many of my plants just didn’t recover.  So I started over.  It was late July and one of the crops I replanted were Green Beans.  I reaped a much larger harvest in the fall than I had much earlier in the year, the conditions were so much better.

Why not start giving thought to where you could place these in you garden in a few weeks or if you haven’t started a garden this year, why not think about giving it go with a few short harvest crops!

6 thoughts on “Gardening: It is Not Too Late to Plant for a Fall Harvest”

  1. I’m hoping to score a community garden plot in time to get going on some late planting! I’d love to have some turnips and leeks from my own garden this fall!

  2. That is the beauty of gardening! Planting, harvesting, eating and re-planting for more! 🙂 Right now my kids are jumping for joy at the tomato plants that are the size of small trees!

  3. Just what I needed, thank you! I don’t have space for a square foot garden but am determined to produce something other than herbs and potatoes LOL! I’ll share this info with my husband and get to work 🙂

  4. I have seedlings started for a fall garden–my first try at fall gardening! Some of the seedlings don’t look too good (still learning) but I’ve found at least one local nursery and a grower from the farmers market that say they will have fall seedlings in a few weeks.

    As soon as my plot is ready, I’m planting green beans! Hopeful for a good harvest.

    We bought our house and moved in June so hoping to get started with producing some of our own foods!

    1. Mary Ann- That is awesome! I hope all goes well with you. We are going to be planting some green beans, broccoli, spinach, lettuce and carrots.

      Be sure to come back and update how it goes, I would love to know!

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