August Planting

Midsummer is the perfect time to start planting those Fall crops. Here’s a list of the goodies you can get going in your garden!

  • Beets 
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Peppers (early in August)
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Turnips

Timing! Get those seeds going about 12 to 14 weeks from your first Fall frost. Start your seeds indoors where germination conditions are better. The important thing is to get the plants growing in time to benefit from the end-of-summer heat.

Solid soil! Fall gardens can provide a great opportunity for making your soil super fertile. Greens like arugula, mustard and turnips have larger leaves which are perfect for shading out weeds. The nutrients they absorb in the Fall go back into the soil as well. You can give your soil an additional punch of micronutrients by adding a bit of compost of aged manure. Happy planting!

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