Growing in August

August Top 3: 1. Harvesting 2. Pruning and trellising 3. Fall Preparation 

|Utilize the Drop Down Menu and discover Veggies you can be Harvesting, Starting Indoors, Direct Seeding, or Transplanting Outside|

In August, the end of summer is just around the corner and your garden will be producing an abundance of veggies. Stay on top of weed and pest control, harvesting, pruning and trellising, and begin to prepare the garden for the cooler months ahead.

To keep the taste of summer going, continue training vines to grow vertically and pruning where it’s appropriate. Pick up any fruit that has fallen so that they don’t self seed. You must keep your water reservoir full during these hot days in order for your vegetables to mature successfully. As always, keep the area free of weeds and be on the lookout for pest damage.  Harvesting on a regular basis will encourage your plants to keep producing more veggies. 

Begin transplanting and direct seeding the cool weather crops you would like to have over the winter. Water any new transplants or directly seeded veggies with care. The warm weather can dry out the top 2 inches of soil, even with sub-irrigation, so water from the top until root systems are establishedWinter gardening is about planting crops in the late summer, and harvesting them throughout the cooler months. As you transition the garden into winter, top up your soil with organic compost, manure or worm castings and break up any compaction that has occurred.

Sub-Irrigation Watering Frequency: 4-6x a month
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