Eat It, Plant It,  Spring 2020

9 Crops For Late-Summer Harvest

A list of the crops to plant now for the late-summer harvest


Growing pole beans gives you the advantage of maximizing your space. Bush bean plants need no support.


The soil has to be well prepared. Work the soil well, about 10-15 inches deep, so the plants can get the most nutrients from the soil around their roots.


Find a good fertile spot in the garden where it can get a decent amount of sunshine. Water regularly because they do best in a consistently moist soil.


Watermelons grow best in a sandy loam soil. They require space, because the plants are vines and take up a lot of room. They should be planted 2 to 3 feet apart.


Keep the seed bed or pots consistently moist, but not saturated. Plant three seeds 18 inches (46 cm.) apart and half an inch (1 cm.) deep.


Cucumbers like loose, organic soil with plenty of sunlight. Make choose a site that has adequate drainage and fertile soil.

Summer Squash

Summer squash plants should be planted in a well drained soil. Space about two to three seeds in an area about 24 to 36 inches apart.


Plant the seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in a row. Cover them lightly with loose soil, and then sprinkle it with water. Beets do best in deep, well drained, sandy soil,


Radishes will germinate in about four to 10 days – ready for harvest in less than a month depending on the variety. Plant the seeds ½ inch deep and one inch apart.