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Planting for a 4-Season Harvest, Part 8

Harvesting in June Before Summer Has Begun

Garden at the beginning of JulyBy the calendar, summer has not yet begun.  What am I harvesting in June?  Not many things, but plenty of each kind.  Asparagus still, peas every day, also lettuce, radishes, beet and turnip greens, scallions, baby carrots.  One may tire of stored canned peas every day or store-bought asparagus, but garden-fresh vegetables keep the appetite from getting jaded.  In winter, I look forward to the June harvest --- which includes strawberries --- as the finest of the year.  Read more....


This post is part of our Planting for a Four Season Harvest lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:





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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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