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August: What to plant in N. California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 8/2/2011, 12:08 pm

Wow, August already!! Our Apollo Garden is a year old...and it is beautiful!! Here is what we can plant in our area of CA for August:

Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Cabbage Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
• Harvest from November.
Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile, thyme)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard, parsnip

Carrot Sow in garden.
Harvest from December.
• Compatible with: Onions, Leeks, Lettuce, Sage, Peas, Radishes, Tomatoes, Beans, Celery, Rosemary
• Avoid growing with: Parsnips, Beetroot, Dill, Brassicas, Fennel

Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from January.
• Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Celeriac Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from December.
A form of celery which has a swollen root and lower stem.
Compatible with: Beans, brassicas, carrots, leeks, lettuce, peas, sage, tomatoes, onions

Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Kale (also Borecole) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, camomile)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chilli, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Kohlrabi Sow in garden.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chilli, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Leeks Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F
A member of the onion family. Looks rather like a large scallion or spring onion Grow in seed trays until about 20cm (8in) tall. They look rather like large blades of grass at that stage. Then plant out into individual deep holes. The aim is to blanch the stems while the plants are growing. Make holes with a dibble or suitable stick 15 cm (6 in) deep and 3-4 cm (1.5 - 2 in) wide. Drop a seedling in each and water enough to cover the roots with soil. As they grow, watering will gradually fill the hole.
Harvest from December.

Pak Choy Sow in garden.
• Harvest from October.
• Compatible with: Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile, coriander), lettuce, potatoes
• Avoid growing with: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard
Pak choy is a vegetable which has been cultivated in China for thousands of years. In addition to being widely used in Chinese cuisine, pak choy or “white vegetable” is very popular in other parts of Asia as well. Many English speakers know pak choy as bok choy
or pak choi, thanks to disagreement about how the Chinese word for this vegetable should be transliterated. Whatever you call it, pak choy is a very versatile, tender, flavorful vegetable which can be used in a wide assortment of dishes. Classic pak choy has white, crunchy stems and dark green leaves, both of which are edible. In China, the smaller the vegetable is, the more favorably it is viewed, because small pak choy plants tend to be more tender. Tender young pak choy only needs to be cooked very briefly, and the leaves take even less time to cook than the stems. Most cooks separate leaves and stems, throwing the leaves into a dish at the last minute to lightly wilt them before serving. The stalks can be allowed to cook a bit longer than the leaves, although many people favor a brief cooking time to leave the stalks crunchy and tender, rather than allowing them to soften. Many cooks like to use pak choy in stir fries, and it can also be used in soups, curries, spring rolls, and a variety of other dishes. The flavor of pak choy is very mild, with a hint of a tangy bite which betrays its place in the mustard family, and this vegetable is also very healthy. It is high in calcium, like other Brassicas, and it also has high levels of vitamins A and C.
Parsnip Sow in garden.
Harvest from January.
• Compatible with: Swiss Chard (Silverbeet), Capsicum, Peas, Potatoes, Beans, Radishes, Garlic
• Avoid growing with: Carrot, Celery, Brassicas

Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold) Sow in garden.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Beans, brassica sp. (cabbage, cauliflower, etc), tomato, allium sp. (onion, garlic, chives), lavender, parsnip
• Avoid growing with: Corn, melon, cucurbit (cucumbers, squash, melons, gourds), most herbs, potato.

Swedes (also Rutabagas) Sow in garden.
Harvest from November.
• Compatible with: Peas, Beans, Chives
• Avoid growing with: Potatoes

Turnip Sow in garden.
Harvest from October.
• Compatible with: Peas, Beans, Chives, Spinach, Carrots, Chicory
• Avoid growing with: Potatoes, Tomatoes

The above information is from http://www.gardenate.com/

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