Hard to believe but you can now start planting winter vegetables!
California enjoys a long growing season. The cool side of summer and the warm side of winter both count for bumper-crop gardening. Planting now allows for a deep, established root system and a very long growing season resulting in larger harvests. Sow seeds directly in the garden as space permits, or start seeds indoors and set out in September.
We have our first set of 2018 vegetable seeds from Lake Valley Seed. Sow seeds directly in the garden as space permits, or start seeds indoors and set out in September.
We also have some starter plants ready to go in our bedding department. These provide a few weeks head start on those planted from seed. (Remember to protect young starter plants from intense heat if temperatures spike; improvise a shade cover. We have shade cloth to help.
Veggies to plant now include members of the cabbage family and leafy vegetables including cauliflower and broccoli, as well as parsley, snap peas and snow peas, along with beets, carrots, radishes, onions, lettuce, kale, spinach, and chard.