Is It Too Late To Plant Vegetables?

Is It Too Late To Plant Vegetables?

Or… “Can I still plant vegetables in the garden in late June?”  The answer to the first questions is no, it’s not too late. The answer to the second question is yes! Frankly, you can plant most vegetables now and many can be sown or placed in the garden through the rest of the summer. Here’s your general guideline for successful later plantings on Cape Cod and the Islands.

  1. Plant heat loving plants now through the Fourth of July. Tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants can be put into the ground at the end of June; once the temperatures warm up in July these plants will take off and grow quickly. Bean and squasha seeds can be sown if they are in the ground by July 1st.
  2. Forget peas at this point, but if you find broccoli or kale plants, these will grow well from now into the fall.
  3. Sow lettuce seeds every two or three weeks for continual harvests all summer long.
  4. If you’re growing garlic, it will be harvested in early July. After that area is cleared you can plant carrots, kale, chard, and salad greens which will be harvested in late-August or early-September and into the fall.

    There is still time to grow a great vegetable garden, even if you’re putting plants into the ground at the end of June. Here pole beans, chard and basil are all taking off in mid-July.

    Home grown vegetables are the best tasting food on earth! Yes, there is still time to plant in your vegetable garden.

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