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Week of August 20, 2019

Fall is just around the corner and now is the time to start veggies for a fall or early winter finish. What and when you plant will really depend on your frost date, so you can use our Planting Calculator to see what can be planted in the fall and the times to plant. Just put in your first expected frost date then click calculate. The general planting guide will give you date ranges when you can direct sow seeds. Some seeds that you can direct sow now are beets, carrots, chard, most greens, lettuce (hot regions may need to plant under some shade cloth), or peas. You can sow broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi or kale, but don’t wait, those are best sown in July to August. Later in September you can plant your radishes, turnips, onions, shallots and garlic. Have some Agribon rowcover on hand in the fall for those early unexpected cold nights.