Monday, July 11, 2016

Mid-Summer (third season) Vegetable Planting

The third season of vegetable planting begins soon. Check the chart for plants that can be seeded now and through August into early September.

There is plenty of time to seed many different crops that will mature in about sixty days. This is based on a mid-October hard freeze.

Tuck in the seeds wherever there is room. Later in August and September you can seed lettuce, spinach, arugula and radishes-the quicker maturing cool-season crops. 

Cool-season vegetables and herbs that can be seeded right now include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, Swiss chard, collards, bunching onions, parsley, peas.

Warm-season vegetables and herbs that can be seeded right now include basil, bush beans, slicing cucumber, okra, New Zealand spinach, summer squash.

Fall or Third Season Planting Calendar for the Colorado Front Range
Use of cold frames or tunnels may help extend the season

CROP –
COOL
SEASON
DAYS
TO
MATURITY
FALL SEED
Based on
Mid-Oct. Freeze
Arugula
30
Mid-August
Asparagus
Perennial
Early Spring Plant
Beets
60-65
Mid-July
Broccoli
70
Mid/End-July
Brussels Sprouts
80-95
Mid-July
Cabbage
60-70
Mid-July
Carrots
55-75
End July
Cauliflower
50-55
Mid-July
Cilantro
55-65
Mid-July
Chard-Swiss
50
Mid-July
Celery
85-110
Spring Plant
Chinese (Napa) Cabbage
48-55
End July
Chives Onion
Perennial
Spring-Fall Plant
Chives Garlic
Perennial
Spring-Fall Plant
Collards
50-55
Mid-July
Garlic

Mid-Sept
Mid-Oct
Horseradish
Perennial
Spring-Fall Plant
Kale, Mustard Greens
50-55
Early August
Kohlrabi
55
Mid-
August
Lettuce Leaf
40-45
Mid-August
Lettuce Head
70-80
Early August
Onion Bulb
100
Spring Plant
Onion Bunching
60-80
Mid-July
Parsley
75
Mid-July
Parsnips
85-120

Peas – shell and snap
50-65
Mid-July
Peas Edible Podded-snow
60
Mid-July
Potato Tubers
80-120
Spring Plant
“New” Potatoes
50-60 days
Spring Plant
Radishes
20-30
Early Sept.
Rhubarb
Perennial
Spring-Fall Plant
Rutabaga
90-95
Early August
Shallots
110
Early Sept. Zone 5 or warmer
Spinach
30-50
Mid-August
Turnip
40-75
End July
CROP –
WARM
SEASON
DAYS
TO
MATURITY
FALL
SEED
Based on Mid-Oct. Freeze
Basil
60-85
Mid-July
Beans, Bush
45-50
Mid-July
Beans, Pole
60-65
June-July
Corn, Sweet
65-80
Spring Plant
Cucumber
Slicing
48-72
Mid-July
Cucumber
Pickling
48-58
Mid-July
Eggplant
60-80
Spring Plant
Cantaloupe
85-120
Spring Plant
Okra
55-65
Mid-July
New Zealand
Spinach
50-60
Mid-July
Pepper
70-80
Spring Plant
Pumpkin
95-110
Spring Plant
Squash
Summer
55-65
Mid-July
Squash
Winter
55-105
Spring Plant
Tomato
60-85
Spring Plant
Tomatillos
75-100
Spring Plant
Watermelon
75-100
Spring Plant
























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