Plant for a fall garden — Beans, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower can be planted now. Plant slightly deeper and more thickly than you would in the spring, and thin the seedlings later, advises Ward Upham of K-State. Protect plants from rabbits with fencing if necessary.
Use a light amounts of fertilizer before planting and sidedress two weeks after transplanting or four weeks after seeding, Upham says. Water often enough that seed does not dry out. Use a soaker hose next to the row, or sprinkle peat moss, vermiculite or compost lightly over the seeds to prevent soil from crusting from overhead watering, Upham says.
“Plants should be ready for harvest in late September to early October, with broccoli side shoots developing well into November, weather permitting,” Upham writes in the Horticulture 2014 newsletter.
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