Our early warm season crops (beans, some of the corn and amaranth, potatoes, turnips, etc.) have now finished and have been cleared from the beds. Our main warm season crops (tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, quinoa, sorghum, more corn and amaranth) are producing like mad.
This week we planted our fresh shipment of open-pollinated heirloom Bountiful Gardens seeds for all of our Fall and some of our Winter crops. For Fall we have cabbage, kale, beets, turnips, spinach, romaine and amish lettuce, and others. For over wintering we’ve started leeks, onions, parsnips, and favas (mainly for compost material).
Bees are going mad for all of the mustard and herbs that we have let go to seed. Soon we’ll cut the best basil, cilantro, and mustard green plants to dry and save seed from. The plums, pluots, apricots, and peaches are long gone, but the apples and figs are swelling rapidly, and we have harvested loads of elderberries for making concentrated juice to use in baking, drinks, and sauces.
August is the time to get your fall and some of your winter garden going- get your seeds started today!