Mainland folks seem to really keep track of calendar dates to figure out when to plant, do we have any sort of specific calendar dates around here?
Generally, I seem to find ‘cooler’ gardens are pretty happy if they get planted within a month or so after the Winter Solstice. Peas, Manoa lettuces, things that are happy without a lot of hot sun sorta gardens.
The hotter ‘summer’ garden seems happy enough planted around May or April, although I don’t have any specific date and it doesn’t quite seem a Solstice or Equinox.
Currently, the garden planted in early April is about finished producing (corn, beans, watermelons) and now we will be going into the hot season with less rain. What should be planted now? The romaine lettuce now just seems to sprout and immediately go to seed, maybe beet greens instead of lettuce for the next couple of months?
Are we a two, three or four garden season sort of place? Do seasons actually matter around here? Perhaps elevation matters more than seasons?