August is an exciting and busy time in the garden. You could be harvesting, planting, rotating crops, preserving or simply enjoying the garden. There is so much going on. Discover what to harvest, what to plant and what to do in the garden in August.
August Garden Tasks
August gardening tasks will vary based on where you live and your garden zone. Tasks will also vary in the size of your garden and what you are planting or harvesting.
The month of August in our home garden is super busy. We are harvesting and preserving food from the garden and enjoying the bounty of the season. We are also starting to plan the garden for next year and seed save.
This time of year you need to watch the weather and create a watering schedule. We are watering daily to every second day depending on the temperatures.
All the garden tasks for this month and throughout the year are based on our Pacific North West zone 7 urban homestead. Again they may vary slightly depending on mother nature.
August Garden Harvest
Things to harvest from the garden in August including tomatoes, kale, berries, chard, peppers, beans and so much more.
Harvesting August Crops
- Green Onions
- New Potatoes
- Salad Greens
- Summer Squash
- Swiss Chard
August Herb Harvest
- Bay Leaf
- Lemon Verbena
August Fruit Harvest
What To Do In The Garden In August
August is a great time to clean up the garden, harvest what you can and preserve the bounty of the season. August is a time when gardeners have to adjust schedules to accommodate the temperatures. August can get real warm in the garden.
Which means take it as it comes. Plan your watering schedule. Harvest what you can in the morning or evening when it is cooler. Note that tomatoes can be frozen and preserved into sauce when the kitchen is cooler. Start planning your fall garden full of salad greens, kale and other cool weather crops.
August Garden Chores
There will always be garden maintenance or garden chores to do no matter the month. August is no exception. Give or take the weather some tasks may require more time others not so much.
- Mulch garden beds or raised garden beds
- Planting seedlings
- Harvesting produce
- Trellising or staking up tomatoes
- Rotating crops
- Cutting back dead plants or leaves
- Planning your fall garden
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What Is Good To Plant In August
August is very warm and can be hard on seedlings. You can get salad green seeds planted as well as root crops but keep an eye on them and ensure they are getting water.
Where we are August can be very warm and humid I would wait till the end of August to plant salad green seeds as they are a cool weather quick crop. Root vegetables are a great crop to plant end of July beginning or August for a winter harvest.
What Vegetables To Plant In August
August in our area is warm and busy. You can be harvesting and planting. Right now is a great time to get your fall and winter brassicas and root crops in the ground depending on your last frost date.
What To Do In The Vegetable Garden In August
August is all about preparing, planning, planting and harvesting. It is a very busy time in the garden. You are harvesting ripe produce, preparing the soil for crop rotation, planning your fall and winter gardens and planting.
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