By Bobbie Whitehead
Posted July 15, 2012
Gardeners may await the harvest of their first ripe tomatoes in July, all the while picking other crops like cucumbers and squash. But as the middle of the summer approaches, planning for a late summer or fall garden can begin.
During July, gardeners can plant another batch of snap beans, cucumbers, radishes and even summer squash. A short time later, typical fall crops like cabbage, arugula, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, collards, carrots, beets, rutabagas and turnips can be planted.
Just like preparing for the spring garden, gardeners will clean their patch of already harvested plants, weeds and other debris. Doing this summer cleaning helps offset the over wintering of pests and readies the garden for another crop.