June, July and August are thought of as the traditional months for food gardening, but the 'shoulder seasons' of spring and fall can also be very productive months in the veg patch. With careful planning and forethought you can be harvesting veggies almost year-round, even in our upstate NY climate. Learn which vegetables are cold hardy and actually prefer to be grown in spring and fall, and when to sow late plantings of tender veggies like salad greens, green beans and zucchini for a second harvest in Sept/Oct. We'll also cover season extension techniques like row covers and low tunnels, and show you how to grow microgreens indoors for winter harvesting.
Instructor Chrys Gardener is a former Community Horticulture Educator at CCE Tompkins. She is passionate about teaching people to garden, with particular interests in growing edibles and seed saving. Chrys works as a landscape gardener and designer in the Ithaca area, and also teaches online courses in vegetable gardening and landscape design for Cornell University.
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Last updated July 20, 2022