These notes are for a temperate or Mediterranean climate in the Nth Hemisphere, and for gardens with ample water. Not for example for southern Spain and North Africa where temperatures have been over 40C (104F) all week with a new record of 47.4C (117.3F) in Cordoba.
One effect of climate change is climate chaos, e,g. unwatered gardens are shriveling here in Barcelona after 3 months of solid sunshine, yet with sea temperatures up to 30C we can expect Autumn flooding.Green beans can be planted in the summer vegetable garden now for a mid to late fall harvest
Other plants not listed below that can still be replanted here: Courgettes (zucchini, calabacín) grow really fast and fruit bountifully. Pumpkins often just survive the summer and grow huge in autumn. And it’s not too early to start cauliflowers, cabbage, broccoli and sprouts (and leeks) for autumn and winter, planting out the seedlings under nets till the plague of butterflies tapers off.
Planting a mid-summer vegetable garden is an excellent way to increase and extend your garden’s harvest!
Perhaps your spring-planted garden got away from you this year. Or, maybe life was simply too busy to get one planted at all. Well, no worries, (depending on where you live and water availability), it’s not too late! Planting a mid-summer vegetable garden is an excellent way to have a 2nd chance at fresh veggies this year! Continue reading “Re-Planting A Mid Summer Vegetable Garden – for Autumn Eating”