By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist
In mid-June, when I returned from my vacation in Spain, I planted my garden. It’s beginning to do well.
I have kale and green beans that are ready to eat. My carrots are looking good.
Hopefully, I'll have a lot of yellow zucchini.
For tomatoes, I have a few green ones. These are Early Girls. I usually don’t get many red tomatoes here in the Seattle area.
My raspberry patch produced a lot of raspberries.
Now, it’s time to plant my winter garden.
Carrots, parsnips, peas, beets, spinach, lettuce, onions, leeks, broccoli, collards, and cabbage are among the vegetables that are candidates for a winter garden.
If you’re planting seeds, the ground needs to be warm for them to germinate. That’s in August for warmer climates.
Check with the Cooperative Extension Service in your area for information on what vegetables will work best for a winter garden in your area.
See my article, “It’s Time to Plant Your Winter Garden,” for details on how the first winter garden I planted last year turned out.