If you’re not too buried in a pile of tomatoes or zucchini this time of year to think about planting more in your garden, August can be an exciting time to plant! There are still a few “quick maturing” crops you can get in the ground for summer – like bush beans and cucumbers. But I think the really exciting things are the fall crops! Think of almost everything you might have put in your spring garden – peas, cabbage, broccoli, greens… All of this has another chance to be planted now for a fall (and even into winter) harvest!
See our Monthly Planting Guide for August below for the details. If you don’t have an empty bed, stick fall crops in around your summer ones – they’ll appreciate a little shade. When it’s time to pull out the no-longer-productive summer crops, your fall crops can have all the space and all the light!