August Gardening Tips
Things to do:
- Raspberries and blackberries: remove weak canes, canes that have fruited this year, and unneeded emerging canes.
- Provide 30% shade netting for flats during hot spells.
- Remember to save seeds from the vegetables and flowers that have done well in your garden so you can use them next year.
- Water diligently
- Keep compost piles moist
Start in flats:
Plant Directly: chard, radishes
Mid-month: swiss chard, mustard, radicchio, spinach
Transplant: carrots, chard, leaf lettuce parsley, parsnips, rutabaga, New Zealand spinach, turnips