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Planting for a 4-Season Harvest, Part 9

Mid-Summer Plantings

Lettuce bedCertain plantings should be made in midsummer to provide more fresh food for late fall and, in some cases, even winter.  If the weather is hot and dry, be sure to water furrows and drills both before and after planting, and every day until seeds sprout.  Here's how I do it:
1---Beets --- soak seeds several hours before sowing;
2---Carrots --- plant all you have room for, perhaps on the early corn and bush bean sites;
3---Kale;
4---Turnips --- varieties grown only for tops; Just Right has good top growth plus large white roots;
5---Lettuce --- one short sowing.  Read more....


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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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