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Too late to plant?

Posted by kshe7 z5b IL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 15:48

Hello. I'm wondering if anyone has tips about vegetables and/or herbs that I could plant now (6/23/05). We bought our place in Chicago last fall,
and I've finally got the would-be veggie plot prepared.
I built a raised bed yesterday; all spring I worked on other plantings and rooting up the existing garden: wild parsnips and broken glass!

Anyway, if you have any suggestions about summer plantings, I'd be happy to hear them. I know I'm late to the game, but I've got a sunny new "field" I'd hate to leave fallow 'til next year. Thanks!


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RE: Too late to plant?

If you're eager for summer veggies, get transplants from the nursery so you won't have to wait for seedlings. Look for short-season items that will mature in time. Zucchini, squash, pickling cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, herbs.

And there's enough time to focus on your fall veggies - things that will mature in the cooler weather, such as peas, cabbage, beets, kale, spinach, lettuce, potatoes. Asian greens are very fast-maturing.

If you don't have one, get a veggie gardening book for your region. A good book will have planting dates and suggestions for what varieties to plant.


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