Well, I did get the planting done mid-July, and the seeds started sprouting quite quickly, unfortunately something (I suspect the slugs) munched most of the seedlings down to the ground. The beets, rutabaga and parsnips were almost a total loss. The brassicas didn’t fare much better.
I did a quick, late, replanting on Sunday. I hope it isn’t too late. I am planning on making some Solar cones to try to extend my winter harvesting so maybe that will make-up for the late planting. If these seedlings don’t make it either than my only hope is to pick up some winter starts at Tilth’s Harvest Festival.