Thursday, August 22, 2013

August Planting

August is gate time to plant seeds for a second harvest it can be productive as your early spring plantings. Late summer is a good time to plant these vegetables.

Start planting both bush and pole beans now.   Try for a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with more then your family can eat. Early August is the best time to sow them.

Beets are also a good thing to sow in August they can be ready to harvest in the fall and if left in the ground you can be eating them most of the winter.

Flower Bulbs
August is a good time to plant those fall flower bulbs. There are many varieties that can be planted this fall and start blooming early spring.

Planting kale around the middle of July to the middle of August and you will get an excellent harvest in the fall and winter.

Sow lettuce in August for a fall crop. Try growing early harvest varieties that will produce a harvest before cold weather rolls in.

Green peas, sugar peas and snow pees are good to plant in August, and will produce a moderate fall harvest.

An easy vegetable to grow. Plant now and you can have them ready in 30 days.

Spinach likes the cool weather vegetable and is great to grow in August.

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