What To Plant Now In Your Zone
Now: Continue planting flowers and cover crops, fall corn can be planted until the end of August, get ready for fall planting of Brassicas (Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage) – make a plan
September 15th – September 30th – Plant onion seeds (short-day varieties)
Now: Plant sweet corn, start first planting of Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts in trays.
September 1st – get ready to plant Brassicas (Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage) You can still plant zinnias and sunflowers, and some cover crops. Plant short-term cover crops such as Buckwheat, Sorghum Sudangrass, and Kodiak Brown; Sunn Hemp may be too late to plant at this time to get the full benefits. Plant short-day onion varieties between September 1st – September 15th.
Now: Start first planting of Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts in trays now. Start planning Brassicas (Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Cauliflower) on September 1st. Similar to Zone 8, you still have time to plant flowers and cover crops. Be sure to plant short-term cover crops.
Now: Plant English Peas, Beans, Collards, Turnips, Mustards, Beets, and Radishes.
Start your cool-season cover crops (Hairy Vetch, Crimson Clover, Broadleaf Mustard, Kodiak Bron Mustard)
Greg’s Seed Recommendations
Charleston Wakefield – a wonderful flavored heirloom variety, 75 days to maturity, heat-tolerant with excellent storage capabilities
Cheers – a hybrid, easy to grow, disease-resistant, 75 days to maturity, and can produce heads up to 5 lbs.
Red Jewell: a hybrid variety, deep red in color, 3-3.5 lb. heads, 75-day maturity
Green Magic – this variety is probably the most heat-tolerant variety, 55 days to maturity, and has a uniform production
Imperial – a heat-tolerant, hybrid variety that is known for its tight head that is great for freezing
Waltham 29 – heirloom variety, normally you want to use this variety as a follow-up behind your Green Magic or Imperial varieties due to it being more cold-tolerant.
Jade Cross – a hybrid variety, AAS winner, 90 day maturity, Greg’s tip – you must have patience when growing Brussel sprouts
Catskill – an heirloom variety, 100 days to maturity, and produces loads of 2″ sprouts
Red Bull – an open-pollinated variety, deep-red in color, very nutritious, 90 days to maturity.
Brassica Germination Tips: 75-80 degree soil temperature, keep them wet! Do not let your brassicas dry out!
Ambrosia – a hybrid variety, Bi-Color, sugary-enhanced (se) variety, 75 days to maturity. Zones 7,8,9 can still plant corn.