What to Plant in August in Austin, Texas

It's August and the heat is ON! We are still currently in Hot Season, but it is time to start thinking about Warm Season plantings as we move closer to fall. If you are hoping to grow some fall tomatoes, you will want to get those seedlings (small plants) in by the end of the month and no later than the beginning of September. We highly suggest sticking with quick growing tomato varieties such as Sun Gold, Juliet or Sweet 100.

What to Plant

AUGUST 1st - 15th

Sow Seeds

Black Eye Peas, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumber, Malabar Spinach, New Zealand

Spinach, Okra, Summer and Winter Squash


Eggplant, Malabar Spinach, New Zealand Spinach, Okra, Peppers, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Winter Squash

AUGUST 15th - 31st

Sow Seeds

Arugula, Beans, Beets, Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Potatoes, Summer Squash


Malabar Spinach, New Zealand Spinach, Okra, Potatoes, Shallots, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash


Basil, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme


  • Remember to keep up with your consistent watering since most fruit and vegetable plants don't do well when stressed with drought. It is best to water early in the morning and twice a day if needed due to extreme heat.

  • Check your organic fertilizer package directions and keep those plants fed.

  • Clean up any dead vegetation to keep pests at bay.

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