Did you know there are all sorts other vegetables that you can be planting right now? While most people are putting away their gardening tools, there really is no end to the gardening season especially in Southern California. Not in sunny California? Read this great article about gardening with cold frames.
This spring, when most people are starting their gardens, we were so busy with lambing that we never did a garden. That was really sad because I love the summer garden particularly. The zucchinis, melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, and all the other wonders of the spring and summer gardens. Of course we could have planted a summer garden, but then I had to go and break my arm.
Oh well. That just means that I need to be even more dedicated to the fall and winter garden.
Of course having said that I may be jumping the gun, considering that I only have 20° of movement in my wrist after breaking it. Not to mention I am not allowed to use it yet and when I do it swells up like a balloon.
Fortunately, we have lots of volunteers who help here and a few really good workers.
Most people think that vegetables can only be grown in the spring and summer. However there are hot weather and cold-weather crops. Obviously in the fall and winter you plant cold-weather crops. These include carrots, lettuce, kale, onions, garlic and so on. These types of crops do much better when it is cold. When it gets hot, especially high desert hot, these plants will either not do well or they will go to seed – what is called bolting. If you want cold-weather crops, start planting them now and you can have nice fresh veggies all year round.
25 veggies to plant now
- Cabbage seeds
- cabbage (plants)
- Chinese Cabbage
- head lettuce
- leaf lettuce
- Mustard Onion
- Green bunch
- Onion, seeds
- Onion, sets