To me, August is the month that epitomizes summer. The days remain long, with the daytime chant of the cicadas with the evening chorus of the crickets. Fortunately, July’s heat and drought relented near months’ end and the rain permitted the flower and vegetable garden to rrecover well. August typically has more humid days then July, but the temperatures are usually in the 80’s, which is good for both the plants and the gardener! Remember to get outside during the cool of the morning or evening, use sunscreen and continue to take good notes of your endeavors.
Things to do:
Root Crops Leaf Crops Other
Beets Lettuce Broccoli Raab
Carrots Mache (like lettuce) Broccoli
Fennel (bulbing) Mesclun Mixes Peas
Scallions Pak Choi
Kohlrabi Salad Greens