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Your Vegetable Garden in Late Summer

Only a few weeks until the first day of autumn! 

In zone 6 here in the northeast, our first frost will likely arrive October 15th or later.  We still have time in the growing season to plant some cool weather vegetable crops. We experienced a long, cool spring this year so I still have some cool weather crops in my raised beds.  Spinach was the first spring crop to bolt.  After several good spinach harvests, I pulled out bolted plants to make way for beets, Swiss chard, peppers and flowers. We all ate tons of delicious chard, beets and beets greens. The flowers were beautiful this year – blue and pink bachelor’s buttons next to deep orange calendula look spectacular!

Favorite Easy-to-Grow Perennials

As you may know, perennials are plants which flower every year, fairly consistently. Perennials regrow from their root stock each year, usually emerging in the spring.  They complete their growing cycle in one season, followed by a period of dormancy.  They can add a real...

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