August in the Garden

Garden

THE DIRT
By this time of year your garden should be a veritable cornucopia. Vine ripened tomatoes languidly dangling on the vine, peppers as sweet as the flowers they grew from, and so much corn that it’s coming out your ears! This superabundance doesn’t have to end, as August is your last chance to get fall vegetables started.

 

 

Tips:
August doesn’t seem like the right time to sow seeds for your fall/winter garden, but it is! Not only can you get one last round of corn, beans, squash, and melons planted, but you can also get the last of your cool season vegetables started. Vegetables such as quickly maturing cabbage, bok choi, lettuce, and arugula can all be sown in flats in dappled shade. The shade helps keep the seeds cool enough to germinate, and the seedlings from bolting.

 

 

You can PLANT:

beans

peas

squash

cabbage

beets

carrots

spinach

bok choy

pac choi

kale

cucumbers

cover crop of peas and oats

over-wintering onions

 

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