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Never to late to start growing!

Been hibernating a little longer this year? Wanting to still garden even when the supposed “deadline” has passed? Started to enjoy the spring and missed the plant running start? Well, you might be in luck depending on what your open to for options.

Transplants

Thankfully in the world of gardeners and businesses, over planting is a constant and frequent problem for those who might not always get to their planting on-time. Look around at local garden shops, Fred Meyers, even just the side of the road as people and business try to get rid of extras that they can’t fit into their garden. Facebook, can also be a good options to ask around in gardening groups as gardeners do transplant swaps or need to rehome some of their as plans change as the season goes on. When asking around for plants you might not always get the cream of the crop, but with some extra love you can get the prize winning zucchini, too. It is best to aske questions though if you can about how the plant has been kept and what it is used to so that you aren’t shocking it and to see if you still need to harden it or move it to a bigger growing container.

Seeds

Now, you want to grow, but not deal with transplants or what your wanting is not a transplant kind of grower. This is where reading those seed packets will be vital as well as using some tricks to try and get seed germination to go as fast as possible. If your looking for simple, can be planted almost whenever, and fast to harvest, you might want to start off in in the radish family and other plants similar that average a harvest in less than a month as is often grown repeatedly in a single growing season. You will also want to look for those that are more late summer plants that have an expected harvest in the fall and is one that you want the first frost to finish it out when growing.

Here is a rough outline of when you can grow some crops in the later months:

ALASKA VEGETABLE SEED PLANTING GUIDE
MARCH: If you’re growing plants in a greenhouse:
Sow Indoors: Arugula, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery,  Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, French Breakfast Radish, Radicchio, Spinach, Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

APRIL: If you’re growing plants in a greenhouse
Sow Indoors: Arugula Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Melons, Mustard, Pak Choy, Peas, Peppers, Radish, Radicchio, Rutabaga, Scallion, Sorrel, Spinach, Squash and Tomato 


Herbs: Basil, Caraway, Chives, Cilantro, Comfrey, Dill, Fennel, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Toothache plant and Thyme. 
Don’t forget the Wildflowers!

MAY: Sow Indoors or in a Greenhouse: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Gourds (Louffa), Endive, Eggplant,  Leeks, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Melons, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Radish, Scallions, Sorrel, Spinach, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

Herbs: Anise, Basil, Borage, Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Caraway, Chives, Cinlantro, Comfrey, Dill, Echinacea, Lavender,  Lemon Bee Balm, Lemonbalm, Lemongrass, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Tarragon, Toothache Plant, Thyme and Yarrow
Pretty much EVERY Herb!

JUNE: Sow Outdoors: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Calabrese Broccoli, Cabbage, Corn, Endive, Lettuce, Kale, Melon, Mustard, Okra,  Peas, Peppers, Radish, Scallions, Sorrel, Spinach, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

Herbs: Anise, Basil, Borage, Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Caraway, Chives, Cilantro, Comfrey, Dill, Echinacea, Lavender,  Lemon Bee Balm, Lemonbalm, Lemongrass, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Tarragon, Toothache Plant, Thyme and Yarrow

JULY: Sow Outdoors: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes and Turnips 


Herbs: Anise, Basil, Borage, Calendula, Catnip, Chamomile, Caraway, Chives, Cilantro, Comfrey, Dill, Echinacea, Lavender,  Lemon Bee Balm, Lemonbalm, Lemongrass, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Tarragon, Toothache Plant, Thyme and Yarrow

AUGUST: If you have warmer days and cold nights, consider planting greens in small containers to bring inside at night.  Or, plant an indoor windowsill garden to harvest fresh greens such as European Mesclun Mix and Arugula. RADISH is an excellent Fall crop.  It is easy to grow and a quick harvest!  

SEPTEMBER: Same as August as long as you keep an eye out on the first frost date and you have the option to do a large portion of the growing with some kind of assistive covering as well.

Source: https://www.marysheirloomseeds.com/blogs/news/78579201-alaska-vegetable-planting-guide