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August Is Also An Important Planting Month

“A” starts the alphabet. To most gardeners April starts out the spring planting season. Temperatures are in the comfortable 70°F degree range. Four months later in August, temperatures outside are sweltering. Many of us call them the hot humid “dog days” of August. Dogs and gardeners are suffering alike. However, August is also a great time […]

Late Summer Planting of Vegetables

Mid to late summer is the second season for planting many (not all) kinds of vegetables and herbs in many parts of the U.S. There is still 3 months or more of great growing weather ahead to harvest veggies planted now. You’ll enjoy great harvests for the Thanksgiving and perhaps the Christmas/winter holiday table (USDA zones 5-7). Start with leafy greens for […]

Storing Vegetables Outdoors Over The Winter

In early fall before killing frost arrives, harvest of fresh vegetables is central on gardeners’ minds. You might consider storing some (not all) vegetables outdoors to take advantage of frigid winter temperatures ahead. Limited refrigerator space in your kitchen is not taken up. Some root vegetables- namely beets, carrots, rutabagas and parsnips- are long keepers. […]