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Garden year: To Do’s in August

written by Samen Maier on 2. August 2016
in Garden year, August

TO DO in August

The garden is at its best in August. Even though the harvesting work in August is predominant, many vegetables can still be sown so that the harvest can be harvested in the autumn.

Vegetable garden watering & harvesting

As in July, the vegetable garden needs frequent watering in August, when the sun shines most intensively.

August is one of the most beautiful months in the garden. Whether tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, … the big harvest can begin!

Sowing vegetables

For some plants the best time for sowing is now in August.

Replanting of autumn salads, ice salads, endive, rocket and Asian salads. Another lettuce whose sowing does not start until mid-August is lamb’s lettuce. This hardy lettuce can be sown until the middle of the following month.

If you replenish radishes at regular intervals, you will always have fresh supplies. Radish can also be reseeded until the end of September.

Chinese cabbage and stalk cabbage can still be sown in August.

Other vegetables that can be sown in August include chard, spinach, parsnips, …

The following herbs can still be sown: parsley, chervil, dill, barbara herb.

Harvest and dry herbs

In August you have the last opportunity to harvest the herbs and dry them afterwards. Many herbs have the highest seasoning power before flowering!

If the inflorescences of lavender are cut off immediately after flowering, it will flower again in the same year. Other plants should also be cut off as soon as individual flowers have wilted, because the formation of seeds requires a lot of energy which could be used for new buds.

Summer flowers

On the balcony the summer flowers are cleaned out and shoots that are too long are cut back. Fertilizing can be stopped slowly at the middle of the month/end of the month. Gaps can be filled with autumn flowers later.

reseed lawn or flower meadow

Now is the best time for turf renewal! The temperatures are optimal for lawn growth. The prerequisite is that no major changes in the weather, such as heavy rainfall or extreme heat, occur any more, as these destroy the seedlings.

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