Stopping by the Hampton Victory Garden on my way back to The Coop on Sunday, I had a good conversation with one of the garden’s super stars, Mr. G. He’s been gardening for a long time and he helps everyone by sharing his many years of experience. Our conversation went something like this:
JAB: I was thinking I should plant some lettuce for fall. It’s not too early, right?
Mr. G: Not at all.
JAB: What about kale?
Mr. G: You should plant some kale.
JAB: But it’s too early for spinach, right? Still too hot?
Mr. G: I am planting spinach now.
JAB: Would you plant beets?
Mr. G: Yes, even if you don’t get beets before the first frost, you’ll get beet greens.
JAB: Is it too late to plant some pole beans?
Mr. G: Julie-Ann, it’s a good time to plant because it’s later than you think.
I don’t want to wish the time away, but Maine Agricultural Fairs will begin in earnest in just a few weeks.
Mr. G. is right.
It’s later than you think. Get busy and get planting!