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Garden Almanac / First Half of August

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August 03, 1995|SYLVIA THOMPSON

Sow: Asian greens (except in Low and High Deserts).

Harvest: Assorted beans, cardoons, collards/kale, eggplant, green garlic, herbs, Jerusalem artichokes, New Zealand spinach, shallot greens, summer squash, sweet potatoes. Also corn, cucumbers, peppers, tomatillos/tomatoes (except in Low Desert); Asian greens, leafy celery, chard, green onions (except in Low and High Deserts); melons/watermelons (except in Low Desert and High Mountains); okra (except in High Mountains); peanuts (except in Mountains).

COASTAL CLIMATES

Sow: Asian greens, beets, snap beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, salad greens, turnips.

Harvest: Broccoli, cabbage, pea shoots, potatoes, salad greens.

LOW DESERT

Sow: Cauliflower, melons, summer squash.

HIGH DESERT

Sow: Snap beans.

INTERIOR CLIMATES

* (Where fuchsias won't grow)

Sow: Beets, celery.

Plant: Potatoes.

* (Where fuchsias grow fairly well.)

Sow: Asian greens, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, all peas, turnips.

Harvest: Carrots, potatoes, salad greens.

MOUNTAINS

(6,000 feet and above)

Sow: Asian greens, carrots, chard, radishes, salad greens.

Harvest: Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, radishes, salad greens.

MOUNTAINS

(Below 6,000 feet)

Sow: All of High Mountains, plus snap beans, broccoli, cabbage, peas, spinach.

Harvest: All of High Mountains except broccoli.

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