Mid to late summer is an excellent time to plant for a late harvest. The cool weather of fall improves the flavor of many vegetables. A number of flower and herb varieties can also thrive as temperatures cool and daylight hours diminish. Johnny's recommends the best varieties for planting in mid to late summer to extend your fall market season well beyond your last frost date.
To help you determine when to direct-sow seeds or transplant for a fall harvest, try our Fall-Harvest Planting Calculator.
To extend your growing season even further, consider building economical low or high tunnels using Johnny's Quick Hoops™ Benders and Row Cover.