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|I know you'll have a successful garden! For best results, choose early-maturing vegetables. Lettuce, radishes, spinach, turnips and peas can be started from seed. Lettuce and radish can be seeded about every two weeks for a continual harvest. Broccoli, cauliflower and collard plants can be planted toward the middle of August all the way through mid-September.
For hardy crops like cabbage, cauliflower and collards, count back from your average first frost date the number of days the vegetable takes to mature, and plant at that time. For half-hardy plants like beets and carrots, allow an additional week. And for tender crops like beans and sweet corn, allow an extra two weeks. Hopefully, this will keep an early frost from killing your vegetables before they mature.
Garden pests will be out there in full force, so be extra diligent in watching for them.