The vibrantly colored berries and sun-sweetened stone fruits of my summer garden are fading fast. This summer has been exceptionally cool in Los Angeles, and now that September is upon us, it’s officially time to re-think the vegetable garden.
For those of us living in USDA Zone 10 (almost all of Southern California) September is a great time to pull out the remains of the summer day, and transplant seedlings of beets, garlic, peas, potatoes and eggplant into the garden.
Quickly-maturing crops like the ones listed below, can be started indoors. In about 10 days the seedlings will be ready to move into the garden.
Also consider edible flowers like Nasturtiums. They are easy to grow, and add a bright peppery burst to every meal.
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