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First Half of July

June 29, 1995|SYLVIA THOMPSON

EVERYWHERE

Sow: Heat-tolerant annual herbs ; also Asian greens (except in the deserts); summer squash (except on the coast); corn (except in the low desert and mountains).

Plant: Heat-tolerant perennial herbs . Also celeriac/leaf celery (except in the deserts and mountains).

Harvest: Asian greens, common beans, cucumbers, perennial herbs, New Zealand spinach, green onions, radishes, shallot greens, summer squash. Also cabbage, potatoes, salad greens (except in the low desert); eggplant, okra, peppers, tomatillos/tomatoes (except in the mountains); beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, (except in the deserts); corn (except in the low desert and mountains); melons/watermelons (except on the coast and in the mountains).

COASTAL CLIMATES

Sow: All beans but favas/limas, beets, cauliflower, chard, green onions, radishes, salad greens.

Harvest: Lima beans, Brussels sprouts, collards/kale, green garlic, all peas, strawberries.

LOW DESERT

Sow: Gourds/pumpkins/winter squash.

HIGH DESERT

Harvest: Celeriac/leaf celery.

INTERIOR CLIMATES

(Where fuchsias won't grow)

Harvest: Cowpeas/horticultural beans, celeriac/leaf celery, all onions.

(Where fuchsias grow fairly well)

Sow: All beans but favas/limas, carrots.

Plant: Broccoli, cauliflower, tomatillos/tomatoes.

Harvest: All of non-fuchsia interior except celeriac, plus salsify/scorzonera.

MOUNTAINS

6,000 feet and above:

Sow: Common beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, leaf celery, chard, nasturtiums, New Zealand spinach, onion family, peas, radishes, salad greens, salsify/scorzonera, spinach, turnips.

Plant: Cucumbers, small tomatoes, potatoes.

Harvest: Brussels sprouts, collards/kale, leeks, all peas, onions, spinach, turnips.

MOUNTAINS

6,000 feet and below:

Sow: All of high mountains plus cowpeas/horticultural beans/limas.

Plant: All of high mountains plus peanuts, sweet potato slips, tomatoes/tomatillos.

Harvest: All of high mountains.

KEY

Asian greens: Non-heading Chinese cabbage, Chinese kale, garland chrysanthemum, komatsuna (mustard spinach), mizuna , pak choi, rosette pak choi.

When seeds can be sown, seedlings of the same crop can be planted. All crops can be grown in containers.

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