Fall Planting

New Orleans, LA – When it comes to planting a kitchen garden, I always lean heavily upon the specific seasonal advice from farmers you'll find at our region's markets. After all, they rely upon many more seasons of knowledge than us urban amateurs. Some growers believe in the Farmers' Almanac for guidance, something I've found to be surprisingly accurate. If you don't believe me, ask Folsom farmer Jim Core. In some years, September heat can do in lettuce seeds and seedlings. However, if there ever was a year to have arugula and collards underway by now it's this one. August and early September have been so surprisingly tolerable. So, get growing to market. For ideas about what to grow when, talk to a farmer - especially if you are patient to wait until after they've sold them product. Visit wwno.org to find out where they'll be and when.