Gardener’s To-Do List for August

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of August.


August To-do list for zone 4August To-Do List for Zone 4

  • Fall will soon be here: Plant lettuce and other fast-growing crops to replace those harvested.
  • Order spring-blooming flower bulbs and garlic to plant next month.
  • Thin strawberry runners.
  • Save seed from favorite open-pollinated tomatoes and peppers to develop the best regional variations of those varieties.
  • At month's end, sow spinach in a coldframe for spring harvest.
  • Clean up spent early crops and replace with cover crops, such as clover, oats, or barley.