Thursday, July 21, 2016

It’s Mid-July. Is it too Late for a Garden?

The answer is no, it's not too late. You can still have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden even if you haven’t started planting it yet. You just have to shift what you are planting. There are plenty of green things that will prosper this summer/fall or even next year if you want to plan ahead.

Herbs like basil and cilantro can grow outside until we get frost.
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Hardy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and kohlrabi will survive a light frost and need about 60 days to mature.
Image by Ted Major via Flickr
If you like salad and want to grow your own greens now is the perfect time to plant cabbage, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens and swiss chard.
Image by F Delventhal via Flickr
You can also plant garlic right now. It’ll survive through the winter and grow next year.
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Here is some garden inspiration:

Image by Jennifer C. via Flickr
If you’d like more information on Minnesota planting check out the University of Minnesota Garden link:

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