Enjoy the delicious taste of freshly-picked, homegrown tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Starting a vegetable garden is easy, if you know what to plant and when.
Keep in mind that most vegetables need full sun and are best planted early in the spring, and fall. The location should also be close to a water source as most veggies need regular, deep watering in summer.
Ah, August in El Dorado County. Days are still long and hot, typically getting up into the 90s and maybe even triple digits. And we all know what that means. It’s time to start your winter vegetable garden.
It seems counterintuitive to start your cool season veggies during the hottest days of the year but, yes, now is the time. You want to start your vegetables while the days are still long enough, and the weather warm enough, to get your plants off to a good start.