I mean, if other people can post kittens and infant hedgehogs all over the internet, I can provide some cute widdle brassicas, right?
|purple pak choi|
|Red Russian kale|
|EvenStar Landrace collards|
Or you can try putting the pots outside, in a spot that gets shade in the afternoon. (I have a brassica-eating squirrel problem, so I try to avoid that.) Or you can start the seeds directly in the ground (in the spot where your tomato plant died of ridiculous amounts of early blight, or your squash plant fell victim to a vine borer). Just keep the bed continually moist and preferably shaded, and be ready to put floating row cover over the seedlings, because the harlequin bugs will be active until frost.
A few of the more veggie-savvy garden centers already have fall transplants available, which are much larger than mine and will give you a head start. Just remember that it's likely to get hotter again before it gets cooler. But it really isn't too late to start your own plants from seed (if you can find seeds. Note for next year: think ahead and buy for fall in the spring).
I do have to say that the current relatively cool summer weather is making it much easier to think about fall planting. Usually at this time of year I'm convinced that autumn will never arrive and we're all going to succumb to a heat-and-
humidity apocalypse, that is if I have the energy to be that dramatic. Note the open window in the kale picture? What's up with that, in August? I'm not complaining, mind you, and I'm sure the little plants like the fresh air too.