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Planting window for fall gardens begins

Despite the heat of mid-summer, the time for planting a fall garden is here.

According to Ben Sharda, executive director of Kansas City Community Gardens, the window for planting is in between July 20 and August 20, depending on the crop.

Plants that often succeed in fall gardens include cool season crops that also produce in a short amount of time, such as cabbage, broccoli, carrots, spinach and lettuce.

Sharda recommends checking the extended weather forecasts to select a planting time that fits the crop and provides the best possible chance for the young plants to survive. More information on fall gardening and a planting schedule are available at

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