Planting Calendar: September


“Gray water often contains cleaning products that will harm your plants or soil. If you plan to reuse water, it should not contain products with chlorine, boron, or sodium in them. These will poison your plants and ruin your soil for a long time to come. Are these in your cleaning products? Read labels, although this might not clarify what is in a detergent. Don’t use gray water containing water softeners, fabric softeners, bleach, or any product you’re not sure of. The term biocompatible has ben coined to mean safe for use in gray water, and there are products so labeled, but read labels carefully to make sure a product is in fact formulated for gray water reuse.”

Pam Pierce, Golden Gate Gardening

What to Plant Now

For “foggy” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “foggy” Areas from seeds:

  • Beans: fava
  • Beet
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

For “sunny” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “sunny” areas from seeds:

  • Bean, fava
  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

Planting Calendar: August


From the archives: Make your own seed tape!

“Drought or no drought, it is essential that we use water-conserving gardening methods every year: dig in plenty of organic matter, apply mulch, refrain from using sprinklers on windy days, and avoid runoff. When drought does come and water departments set quotas, it takes careful planning to have enough water for dishes, showers, flowers, and vegetables. Although vegetables and many flowers need quite a bit of water, you can still enjoy some fresh garden produce and bright blooms if you carefully plan your household water use and adopt water-wise gardening practices. Your careful gardening practices will enable you to grow vegetables with less water per plant than that used in large agricultural operations.”

Pam Pierce, Golden Gate Gardening

What to Plant Now

For “foggy” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “foggy” areas from seeds:

  • Beans: fava
  • Beet
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

For “sunny” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “sunny” areas from seeds:

  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Parsnip
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

Planting calendar: July


What to Plant Now

For “foggy” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “foggy” Areas from seeds:

  • Beans: fava & snap
  • Beet
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Corn**
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Squash, summer
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

For “sunny” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Corn, early
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce (I just put in a couple of six packs of lettuce, and will try to add a few more toward the end of July to provide a staggered harvest.)
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “sunny” areas from seeds:

  • Beans: snap
  • Beet
  • Collards
  • Corn, early
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnip
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Squash, summer
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

Planting Calendar: October


What to Plant Now

For “foggy” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Artichoke
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic sets
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Shallot (sets)
  • Spinach

For “foggy” Areas from seeds:

  • Beans: fava
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Turnip

For “sunny” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Artichoke
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Garlic sets
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “sunny” areas from seeds:

  • Bean, fava
  • Collards
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Turnip

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