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Are there any crops I can plant now (mid-July) in my garden as my early vegetables finish? My sugar snap peas, onions, beets, spinach, etc. have all left empty space in the garden I'd like to put to use. What are the best choices for fall harvest in the Salt Lake Valley?

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There are many things planted now that can be harvested before the snow flies. The cool season vegetables usually won't germinate now, it's too hot, but some warm season vegetables would work. Herbs such as basil usually will be ready as well as certain beans such as Strike bush beans (45).  Bush pickle cucumbers (45) also would work.  I will send you the link to USU publication, with many vegetables varieties and one thing to look for is the number is parenthesis after the variety which indicates days to harvest. 


Home Vegetable Garden Variety Recommendations for Utah
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_313.pdf

For more information on growing fruits and vegetables go to our Salt Lake County Extension website under horticulture

http://extension.usu.edu/saltlake/htm/horticulture/fruit-and-vegetable-info

There is a listing of fact sheets on about 60 vegetables that will give you specific information on growing conditions.

Good Gardening!

Posted on 30 Jul 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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