Despite our hot August weather this week, it's time to plant for the fall garden. On Saturday at the Harvesters Demonstration Garden, we planted seeds for cilantro, bush beans and mustard greens. We planted seedlings of cabbage and broccoli.
Cilantro is another excellent fall crop as it likes cool weather better than hot weather. Many gardeners who plant cilantro in the spring think they have a failed crop when the weather warms up. Their cilantro fails to thrive because heat causes cilantro to flower. When it flowers, it doesn't produce large green leaves for picking.
For a detailed planting calendar for what you can plant now, visit http://kccg.org/gardening/calendar on the website of the Kansas City Community Gardens.