What to Plant in August

What to Plant in August

In the heat of the summer, spring-planted crops like tomatoes, peppers, corn, and cucumbers are going nuts. It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about fall planting! Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale need to be planted now or in September to give you a fall harvest.

This list is based on my planting calendar, which is a great reference when you are choosing what to plant and what to prepare for each season. I’ve included sources for each plant and some notes to better help you in planning your garden this year.

Fava Bean

Sow seeds outside in FOGGY AREAS only.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Beet

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Broccoli

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors and plant outside in August or September.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Brussels Sprout

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in August or September.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Cabbage

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors and plant outside in August or September.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Carrot

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until January to plant unless you live in a SUNNY AREA.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Cauliflower

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in August or September.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Celery

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in September in SUNNY AREAS only.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Collards

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Kale

Start seeds indoors to plant outside in August.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Kohlrabi

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in September & October (SUNNY AREAS ONLY).
Sources: Botanical Interests

Lettuce

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Mustard

Sow seeds outside in FOGGY AREAS.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Parsnip

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until February to plant unless you live in a SUNNY AREA.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Potato Tubers

Plant outside.
Resources on growing Potatoes: Grow Potatoes from your Pantry
Sources: Peaceful Valley

Radish

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Spinach

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Swiss Chard

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Turnip

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests



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