It’s not too soon to be thinking about a fall vegetable garden. I know it’s hard to think about cool season vegetables like turnips, mustard, cabbage, broccoli, shallots, and spinach when the thermometer is about to burst – but now is the time to begin preparing your garden space.
August begins fall planting season and many vegetable varieties can be planted this month. Plant seed for bush snap beans, bush lima beans, beets, cucumbers, collards, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, head lettuce, summer squash, southern peas, mustard and green shallot sets. Plant Irish potatoes and transplant basil, broccoli, and Brussels sprout plants late this month.