Weather perfect for second planting
Kale, shown here, spinach, lettuce, beets, carrots, peas and chard are among the vegetables that can do well in a cool-season garden.
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013 12:00 am
This could be an ideal summer to plant a late-season vegetable garden: Ongoing, cooler- than-normal weather should give plants an edge.
Indeed, with the forecast favoring below-average temperatures in Nebraska and Iowa at least through midmonth, some gardeners are jumping the season by starting now, said John Fech, educator and horticulturist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
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Saturday, August 3, 2013 12:00 am.