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Cold Temperature Tolerance of Fall Vegetables
Damaged by
light frost
Tolerates
light frost
Tolerates
hard frost
Beans
 Beets  Broccoli
 Cucumber Cauliflower
 Brussel Sprouts
 Eggplant Lettuce
Cabbage
 Cantelope Potato
 Collard greens
 Watermelon
Chinese
Cabbage
Kale
 Tomato   Mustard greens
Pepper
  Onions
 Pumpkin   Radish
 New Zealand Spinach
  Peas
 Squash    Spinach
    Turnips
     
     
July is the perfect time to start planting your fall gardens.  We have compiled a list of the area favorites below and the suggested planting times. 

Initially, the ground tends to get hot and hard with the summer sun so there are several things to do to protect your seeds or transplants.  First, plant the seed or transplant a little deeper than you would in the spring so they are in cooler ground but don't plant seeds deeper than ten times the diameter of the seed or they may not germinate.  Mulch is important to keep the ground cooler for your seeds and transplants.  Young transplants may do better with light shade for the first few days until their roots become established. 

Watering requirements are the toughest part of a fall garden so plan ahead.  We stock soaker hoses, sprinkler hoses, timers and drip watering systems which are great for your garden during any time during the growing season but they really help when you are trying to get your fall garden started in the hottest part of the summer. At a minimum, your plants will require 1" of water once per week.  However, when it is hot and dry and your plants are in the first few weeks, they will require more water. 

Cole crops such as broccoli and cabbage should be planted from transplants 4-6 weeks old since it is hard to those seeds to germinate in high soil temperatures.

 Vegetable Crop
 Time to Plat
Days to Maturity
Pumpkins  July 70-120 days (depending on variety)
 Winter squash
 July 40-50 days
 Summer Squash
 July  40-50 days
 Beets
 late-July - mid-Aug
56 - 70 days
 Broccoli
 early-mid
Aug
 60 days
 Cabbage
 early-mid
Aug
 60 days
Cauliflower  early-mid
Aug
 60 days
 Brussell
Sprouts
 early-mid
Aug
 60 days
 Chinese
Cabbage
 early-mid
Aug
 60 days
 Snap beans
 mid Aug
 60 days
 Bush beans
 mid Aug  60 days
 Collard greens
 mid Aug  50 days
 Kale  mid Aug  50 days
 Mustard greens
 mid Aug  50 days
 Turnips  mid Aug  50 days
 Spinach  mid Aug  50 days
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