Early September is NOT Too Late to Plant


My gardening guides and prompts indicate it’s not too late to plant. You can plant lettuce heads, arugula and mustard greens, baby leaf salad greens, radishes, salad turnips and spinach.

The spinach you plant in the fall can survive winter. Just mulch it with straw or row cover. In the spring when the snow thaws, remove the mulch or row cover to allow it to regrow. Spinach harvest can happen until May.

If you want to harvest throughout the winter, it will be necessary to cover with hoops and row cover or plastic. Weigh edges down and clip the cover with clamps. Propping the hoops up will prevent the cover from damaging the leaves and will make a small greenhouse.

Hoops can be made of PVC or metal wire or conduit. Here is a link to a YouTube video which includes how to measure (WARNING … some math involved!!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZmPDPx6GCQ