There’s still time to get your fall garden in! Here’s what to plant in August…
Is it too late to plant in August?
Nope! In fact, in most areas of the U.S., August is a great time to plant some fall or winter crops. If you live in the Northern half of the United States, you’ll likely want to stick with quick-growing crops that will mature in time for winter. In the South, you can get started now with warmer-loving plants like green beans or even summer squash, and plant your cool-weather crops later in the fall.
Sowing in late summer is a great way to maximize your growing space by getting two harvests out of the same amount of space. Remove your early-season crops that have finished fruiting (potatoes, garlic, etc.), and plant a follow-up crop that enjoys cooler weather (brassicas and salad greens are good choices).
This short video shares a number of different things you can plant in August and enjoy in the autumn months ahead!