The Q&A Archives: Planting Fall Crops

Question: I am about to plant my Kale and Rutabaga crops in my home garden. Since we're in a drought with much heat what can I do to assure that these vegetables do well?

Answer: Since both kale and rutabagas grow best in the cool weather, you might consider delaying your planting for another few weeks, to beat the worst of the summertime heat.
The plants will still have enough time to grow and be ready for harvest in the remaining weeks of growing season. If you're sowing seeds, you only need to keep the seed bed moist and the new plants should be fine, even in the warm weather.

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