Q. What garden vegetables should I plant in late summer?
A. July and August are generally ideal months to harvest veggies you’ve already planted, with everything from beans, zucchinis, potatoes and tomatoes ripe for the picking. However, you still have time to plant certain lettuces, cabbages and cauliflower if you choose the right variety. You can also plant fast-growing varieties of carrots, peas and beets. July will be your last chance for sowing peas or beans, because the pods probably won’t have time to develop before the first frost if you plant any later. Many leaf vegetables and salad crops are hardy enough to last well into autumn, including kale, Swill chard, lettuce and arugula.