Mid-summer Planting for Continuous Production

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK

This is my segment-size (1,000 sq.ft.) peri-urban plot last week. After helping me harvest bunching onions, my second year intern, Samantha Benesh, planted beets and golden beets. The Earthway did a good job, and she has had no trouble mastering it. The beets are now up, and I hope to be able to harvest by mid to late September as baby beets.

SPIN Photo mid summer plantings

Some of my other mid-summer plantings include cilantro, dill and spinach (planted with chard plate). These will carry me through the fall marketing period. Early October could have snow on the ground, which makes Zone 3 challenging. But I market right through the winter with storage crops and micro greens production. Guide 16 on four season marketing shows how.