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Though summer days are quickly winding down, gardening season isn’t over just yet. There’s still time to get those seeds in the ground. You may have missed your window for planting tomatoes, but hardy greens and root crops can still be yours. Just this morning, I planted these fall superstars:

Silver Beet Lucullus (swiss chard) – Named after a Roman General, this cultivar was introduced in 1890 and remains popular today.

Broccoli Raab – Grown for its asparagus like shoots, this quick grower is ready to harvest in just 45 days. Excellent in stir fries.

Common Chives – My most favorite herb. Can be sprinkled on anything and return every year.

Dwarf Blue Curled Kale – The leaves of dwarf blue are more tender than other varieties. This very tough crop will overwinter for a very welcome treat in February.

Bloomsdale Spinach – Oh spinach. Self explanatory. Plant for salads, pasta and the like.

Happy planting!

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