Summer is good time to plant winter vegetable seeds

Summer is good time to plant winter vegetable seeds

Summer is good time to plant winter vegetable seeds

Q: When should I start my cool season vegetables? I would like to grow a fall and winter garden and was reading that I should start the seeds in August but it still seems too hot for these type of vegetables. Is August the correct time to start a winter garden for Redding or am I way to early?

A: It is not too early to start seed for your fall garden. Fall and winter vegetables can be started by seed from late August to mid-September, then transplanted into the garden later. Seeds should be started indoors where temperatures are cooler, then the seedlings slowly transitioned outside once temperatures cool down in early October.

If cool season vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, beets, carrots, green onions are planted in August and September, some like broccoli, cabbage and carrots will develop and produce in late winter. Others like kale, chard and puller onions may produce all winter long.

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