Recent weather may have felt like July, but it’s almost Halloween. If you haven’t already, remove the last dregs of your summer garden and prepare for cooler seasons ahead.
▪ Get out your shovel and turn the soil, digging in some compost and other amendments. That will help restore nutrients used up by your summer veggies.
▪ Once your soil is ready, plant from seed fava beans, bok choy, Swiss chard, garlic, leaf lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio, radishes, shallots and spinach.
▪ Set out transplants of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce and peas.
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▪ For spring flowers, plant California poppies, cornflower, larkspur, scabiosa and sweet peas.