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I am about to harvest garlic and my sugar snap peas will be finished producing before too much longer. I was thinking of planting more lettuce or spinach since we eat so much of that, but what else do people like to plant during the summer for a fall harvest? Or, what ideas are there for veggies to plant a bit later in the summer for a later fall harvest?

I'm in Illinois about 40 miles west of Chicago. Yes, we're in a drought now, but it always rains eventually!

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I'm thinking root veggies would be good things to plant now - beets, carrots, or the like. Probably getting a bit too late and hot for lettuce and spinach, unless you have a shaded area to plant that. I'm actually going to plant some more lettuce this wknd, but I have one corner of my garden that is shaded by a large tree, so I just want to see if it'll work in that spot. I've never tried it before. If you get tomatos or peppers as already established plants, you could transplant those for a late summer harvest also.
 

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^^^What Tammy said. I was just looking over my seed packs that I had leftover from the 1st season. I cleared some space in the garden, and will be planting beets, turnips, carrots, and starting my broccoli indoors next week.
 

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the summer is starting to get too hot for any lettuce or spinach to grow and not bolt. but come fall you can plant those and they will do better in cooler weather. if it freezes where you are like where I am you can do a row cover/hoop house over the lettuce and spinach and it should winter over with a little help and then grow more in the early spring.
 
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