August Gardening : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread

Well for me August is always a bit boring in the garden. The early crops are usually just about through. The later ones aren't quite ripe. The fall garden is looming which always makes me ask the question when do I start those seeds anyway. The beds need to be replenished for planting. Right now I am harvesting corn,southern peas, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers,peppers. I have other things on the way.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit Farm (, August 04, 2003


Blackberries, tomatos, and potatos for us. Weeds are taking over the garden and it is just too hot for me to do something about it! Green beans are blooming but not setting beans. Chiggers are very bad, like every August.

-- Terri (, August 04, 2003.

Here in Central Texas, it's hot as blazes in August!! The only thing still hanging on in the garden is the tomatoes, but without large quantities of water, I don't expect they'll make it much longer. It's too hot now for them to set any more fruit. (But if the plants don't die, they'll set fruit again come September.)

I've just got my first broccoli and cabbage seeds up in the house, but getting them up is the easy part. I don't have grow lights, and am not sure if they'll get enough sun sitting in the window. But if they don't, I'll buy broccoli starts and direct plant the cabbage in September.

Fall gardening depends on where you live. In these parts, all root crops and the cole crops are fall crops. It won't likely freeze long or hard enough to kill them.

-- mary,tx (, August 07, 2003.

Here on our farm in NE FL, only the okra, peppers, and eggplant are still fruiting. Most everything else has been ripped out/tilled under or added to compost. Tobacco harvest is just about done. Haying is on hold till mother nature stops pouring it on.

The rains this year have been heavy enough to flood out portions of our fields so that they've been fallow all season. History of this area tells us it's a good thing and will see us through the dry period soon to come.

If the weather holds dry at the end of the month, we'll turn over the field for our fall garden. Seeds have been started - lettuce, carrots, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, mustard greens, turnips, potatoes - just some of the list.

Soon it will be time to see about the greenhouse and move temperature sensitive plants there, as they must have time to acclimate themselves before the very cold weather.


-- HarleyinFL (, August 11, 2003.

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