2018 Get Your Fall Salad On! Sowing Fall Crops

Jul 28, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grateful Tomato Garden


It's still July, and some of your prized heirloom tomatoes may not have even set fruit yet.  So why on earth are we going to be talking about fall crops?  Well, now's the time to get busy prepping your garden beds and organizing your seeds for all those amazing cool season crops if you want to be harvesting fresh, healthy veggies in October, November, December and beyond! 

Come join us at the Grateful Tomato Garden to discuss the "when, where and how" of planting quick-maturing and cold-tolerant varieties of all your favorite greens and other cool season veggies.  We'll take soil temperatures in shaded beds vs. sunny beds to better understand summer germination of cool season crops, and we'll practice calculating "days to maturity" using fun and rare varieties of fall vegetable seeds.  Students will also compare regular seeds to pelleted seed and practice using inoculant with fall peas.  Each student will plant seeds that will grow in the Demo Garden and produce food throughout the fall and winter months.  Everyone will also get to harvest and go home with some spring-planted carrots!

shade cloth over hoops demo bed July

chard mustard spinach starts July

Location information

Grateful Tomato Garden

Salt Lake City
615 E 800 S