August 18, 2022

What to plant in August

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!

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About the author 

Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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