By Cindy Naas
We’re more than halfway through the summer, sad as that is to say.
That means, though, that it’s time to start thinking about fall crops to be started soon.
The first round of lettuces are probably turning bitter, the spinach is a happy memory- but for the clever gardener, those veggies and more will get a replay by starting soon.
- Lettuce: After the lettuce starts tasting bitter or hot or turns tough, it’s time to let it go. Dig out the plant and compost. Now, you can direct seed a heat tolerant variety. Or, you can start lettuce seeds in a shady corner of your garden. Pot them into small peat pots, newspaper cones or just seedling trays, and you’ll have the new lettuce plants ready to be popped into the ground in mid-August.
- Spinach: This is one of the earliest crops in Read the rest of this entry »