The Q&A Archives: Earth Box

Question: I just ordered an Earth Box (marked down because so late in the season I suppose). I live in Winston-Salem, NC (central piedmont area). Is it possible to have a late summer/fall

Answer: There are lots of things you can plant in July and August for harvest before cold weather sets in. Here are some suggestions, along with planting dates and varieties that grow well in your area:
Beets; July 15 to Aug. 15; Ruby Queen, Early Wonder, Red Ace, Pacemaker II.
Broccoli; July 15 to Aug. 15; DeCicco, Packman, Premium Crop, Green Duke, Emperor.
Brussels sprouts; July 1 to 15; Long Island Improved, Jade Cross Hybrid.
Cabbage (plants); Aug 1 to 15; Round Dutch, Early Jersey Wakefield, Red Express, Red Rookie, Sweetbase.
Cabbage, Chinese; Aug. 1 to 15; Pak Choi, Mei Ching, Jade Pagoda, China Pride.
Carrots; July 1 to 15; Danvers Half Long, Spartan Bonus, Little Finger, Thumbelina, Scarlet Nantes.
Cauliflower; Aug 1 to 15 ; Early Snowball "A", Violet Queen, Snowcrown.
Collards; July 15 to Aug. 15; Vates, Morris' Improved Heading, Carolina, Blue Max.
Cucumbers, pickling; Aug. 1 to 15; Carolina, Calypso, Liberty (mtns.), County Fair '83.
Cucumbers, slicing; Aug. 1 to 15; Poinsett 76, Sweet Slice, County Fair '83, Salad Bush, Fanfare.
Kale; Aug. 15 to Sept. 1; Green Curled Scotch, Early Siberian, Vates, Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch, Blue Knight.
Kohlrabi; Aug. 1 to Sept. 1; White Vienna, Grand Duke Hybrid.
Lettuce (leaf); Aug. 1 to Sept. 1; Grand Rapids, Salad Bowl, Buttercrunch, Red Sails, Romulus.
Lettuce (head); Aug. 15 to 31; Great Lakes, Ithaca.
Mustard; Aug. 1 to Sept. 15; Southern Giant Curled, Tendergreen, Savannah.
Onions (seeds); Sept. 1 to 30; Texas 1015, Granex 33, Candy.
Onions (sets or plants); Sept. 1 to 15; Ebenezer, Excell, Early Grano.
Radishes; Aug. 15 to Sept. 15; Early Scarlet Globe, Cherry Belle, Snowbells, White Icicle.
Radish, Diakon; Aug. 15 to Sept. 15; April Cross, H. N. Cross.
Rutabagas; July 1 to Aug. 1; American Purple Top, Laurentian.
Spinach; Aug. 1 to 15; Hybrid 7, Dark Green Bloomsdale, Tyee Hybrid.
Turnips; Aug. 1 to 31; Purple Top White Globe, Just Right, Tokyo Cross Hybrid, White Egg, All Top

Enjoy your garden!

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