We may be hitting the home-stretch of summer, but it’s not too late to get some herb and vegetable plants growing, indoors or out. In fact, August is a particularly good time to sow seeds for fall harvest.
According to Colleen Vanderlinden, author of Edible Gardening for the Midwest, the following plants can be started now (for fall harvest) in most climates: Arugula, beets, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collard greens, kale, lettuce, leeks, radishes, spinach and winter squash. You can direct-sow these vegetable seeds (plant them directly in an outdoor garden), or start seeds indoors for transplanting to a garden (be it in your yard or on your fire escape, porch, rooftop—even a sunny windowsill) after they sprout. More