Cool Season Crops You Can Still Plant Now
With cooler temps and rainfall returning to some parts of the state, there's still a few cool-season crops you can plant now according to the OSU-recommended dates. These include:
If you're a gambler....
Aug. 15 - Sept. 1: green peas (in southern OK, you'd only be a couple of days late planting them if you get them into the ground this weekend)
For those who prefer to stick to the OSU-recommended dates:
Aug. 15 - Sept. 15: rutabaga
Aug. 15 - Oct. 10: radishes
Sept. 1: kale, kohlrabi, leek, onion
Sept. 1 - Oct. 15: garlic
Sept. 5 - 25: spinach
Sept. 10 - Oct. 10: mustard
If you're planting any of the above in cold frames, you could plant a couple of weeks later than the recommended dates since the crops will have the winter protection of the cold frame.
Remember too, that our first autumn frost or autumn freeze is often followed by another 4 to 6 weeks of relatively warm weather, so if you can cover up and protect tender vegetation through that first round of cold temps, you'll likely have a few more weeks of production.