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
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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