What can you plant in August or September?

Avocado101(9A Southern California)July 23, 2011

I read that you can plant turnips, lettuce, radishes, peas, spinach and carrots in August to early September. Are there other vegetable I could plant for the late season?

For the late season growing, is there anything different I should do compared to planting in early part of the year?

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amberroses(10a)

Where are you located? Maybe you can plant the warmer crops in 9A like tomatoes and squash.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 8:09AM
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tedposey

Cabbage. Cauliflower, Broccoli, Collards and Beets can be planted now for fall crops even in zone 7b. You may be able to grow short term growth summer veggies like squash in your zone.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 3:16PM
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zackey(GA 8b)

If your zone is 9A, it's too hot for lettuce and peas now. You can plant the lettuce when it cools down. I plant English peas in December or January. I go by what the seed pkt. says for harvest length and go by your first frost date. I'm going to plant tomato seeds this week in 8b.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 6:45PM
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nc_crn

Generally for a 9, summer crops can go in early-mid August...early-mid September for most winter crops. Some stuff, especially with really long or really short maturity dates may play by different rules (aka, radishes or lettuces you might want to wait until late Sept/early Oct).

Depending on the intensity of your August days, you might need to provide a little shade and/or extra water in the seedling stage or until it cools off.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:17PM
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nc_crn

I should say about the summer crops that a mid/late July planting would be more ideal than a early/mid-August planting...you might want to avoid growing a watermelon, for instance.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:19PM
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