Planning a Late Summer Garden

Biodynamic farmer Jeff Poppen underscores the importance of planning when it comes to a late summer garden. He plants beans, squash and cucumbers in June and July to harvest in September and October.

Gardener Extras

  1. Red Ripper is a reliable red-seeded cowpea dating back to the 1850s.
  2. Blue Lake beans are some of the most popular varieties in the U.S.
  3. Beans can become overgrown almost overnight. It's advantageous to harvest daily or every other day for best quality and taste.
  4. Crotalaria juncea (Sunn Hemp) is grown for green manure to improve soil, and as a disease break in cereal or other crop rotations.

Jeff Poppen

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