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GARDEN ALMANAC / First Half of September

Everywhere

August 24, 1995|SYLVIA THOMPSON

Sow: Radishes, winter greens and herbs; also peas (except in high mountains), broccoli, carrots, cauliflower (except in mountains), beets, kohlrabi and turnips (except in high mountains and low desert).

Plant: Garlic, shallots.

Harvest: Assorted beans, cardoon, collards, eggplant, herbs, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, New Zealand spinach, summer squash, pumpkins, gourds and winter squash. Also corn, cucumbers, melons and watermelons, peppers, tomatillos and tomatoes (except in low desert), Asian greens, beets, leafy celery, chard, green garlic, onions, shallots, radishes (except in deserts), peanuts (except in mountains) and sweet potatoes (except in deserts and mountains).

COASTAL CLIMATES

Sow: Brussels sprouts and fennel.

Plant: Perennial herbs.

Harvest: Artichokes, carrots, cauliflower, kohlrabi, salad greens and turnips.

HIGH DESERT

Sow: Brussels sprouts, celeriac, leaf celery and onions.

LOW DESERT

Sow: All high desert plus common beans, garbanzo beans, favas, cardoon, cucumbers, fennel, mustards and sunflowers.

Plant: Artichokes and strawberries.

INTERIOR CLIMATES

(where fuchsias grow fairly well)

Harvest: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips.

MOUNTAINS

Harvest: Artichokes, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, radishes, salad greens, spinach and turnips.

KEY

Winter greens and herbs: Cabbage, chard, chervil, chicories, Chinese cabbages, chives, cilantro, collards, corn salad, cress, dandelion, endive, green-in-the-snow mustard, green onions, shallots, kale, komatsuna (mustard spinach), lettuce, mizuna, parsley, rosette pak choi, sorrel and spinach.

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

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