There’s a whole lot of growing season left. Last year I planted cucumbers in the front yard next to my roses in mid-July to see what would happen. At the end of September, I was still harvesting cukes. Urban Farm Magazine had an article in the July/August 2012 issue about planting mid-summer for a fall and winter harvest. After last year’s experiment with planting cucumbers next to my roses (because I had read they are companion plants), I was inspired to experiment again this year with butternut squash seeds I saved from last summer’s home garden crop. If successful, we’ll have sweet butternut squash from the front yard in 90 – 100 days.
If you can’t wait that long, here’s a short list of veggies you could plant from seed right now. They hold up to heat and take only 30 – 60 days to mature: beets, radishes, spinach, swiss chard, kale, turnips, mustard greens, leaf lettuce, kohlrabi, and green onion.
Waiting patiently for our summer tomatoes,