Gardener’s To-Do List for August

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

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August To-do list for zone 5August To-Do List for Zone 5

  • Indoors, start seeds of quick-maturing lettuce and brassicas for fall harvest.
  • Cut back berry canes that have finished fruiting.
  • Weed strawberries, then mulch them with compost.
  • Transplant extra strawberry plants to a new bed.
  • If you garden in a semiarid climate, give plants a deep soaking of 1 to 1 1⁄2 inches of water weekly.
  • Re-seed carrots, beets, turnips, and radishes.
  • Remove rose leaves infected with black spot.
  • Take photos and make notes for next year's landscape.
  • Gather globe amaranth, celosia, and golden-rod for air drying.
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