Tomatoes! Zucchinis! Beans! And sweating like crazy while picking them, watering them, and weeding around them! This is a busy time for vegetable gardeners.
Here’s a cool thought: It’s time to start your fall garden — time to plant the last carrots and beets. If you are ready with an emergency frost cover, there’s time for one more planting of fast maturing bush beans. Good cool season veggies include rutabagas, Chinese cabbage, pak choi, collards and broccoli, as well as quick maturing dill and cilantro. Fast growing, heat sensitive plants — spinach, lettuce, and turnips — can wait until the end of August.