Thursday, August 4, 2011

Planning for winter veggies

Now that it is August I am thinking about where to plant my winter veggies.  Mid August is apparently the time to plant all kinds of vegetables.  I will plant beets and chard which both have red stems and look great growing with the flowers. I will also plant peas, carrots and broccoli and hope that they really will grow when planted in August.  I have typically planted these much later, then they stand and pout all through the cold. I want tp start another pot of potatoes.  And of course I will plant lettuce.  Spinach I think comes a bit later.  It really does not like the heat.  The lettuce man at Farmer Market says he grows lettuce in the open field year round. So the question is, where shall they all go?  I have a couple of weeks to think about it.


  1. I'm so glad you brought this up. I have been thinking about what I wanted to plant next too, and I wasn't sure when to do it. I want to try broccoli and start another potato pot.

  2. I'm ready to pull out all of my herbs (all have flowered), add some more soil (it settled so much), and plant lettuce in the left purple planter. After the tomatoes are done, maybe I'll try one of your other suggestions in that planter. Peas sound fun. How big will they get? Do they all flower?