What to Grow in August in Austin, Texas

Updated: Sep 16





You may be wondering what can you plant in August here in the Austin, TX area. I hear you saying "But Crystal, it is still soooooo hot!" Yes! You are right about the heat and I understand that it is still not as fun to be out in the garden this time of the year. However, August happens to be a great time to start getting your second warm season of crops in. Did you know that Austin's fall season is like a second spring? It's the best time of year to garden!


Here is a list of what you can plant this month:


PLANT BY SEEDS:

Beans, Black Eye Peas, Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Summer Squash, Winter Squash


PLANT BY PLANTS:

Eggplant, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos (need 2 plants), Winter Squash


Herbs:

Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage


Tips for planting this month:

  • Keep soil moist for proper seed germination

  • Water new plants in well

  • Pick plants that mature in 60-90 days


Whether you are replacing some of your spent summer crops or starting a brand new garden, August is a great time to get ready for fall growing! It is never too late to start a garden.


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