August Gardening Tips

Things to do:carrots lettuc

  • Raspberries and blackberries: remove weak canes, canes that have fruited this year, and unneeded emerging canes.
  • Provide 30% shade netting for flats during hot spells.
  • Remember to save seeds from the vegetables and flowers that have done well in your garden so you can use them next year.
  • Water diligently
  • Keep compost piles moist

Start in flats:

Plant Directly: chard, radishes

Mid-month: swiss chard, mustard, radicchio, spinach

Transplant: carrots, chard, leaf lettuce parsley, parsnips, rutabaga, New Zealand spinach, turnips