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 6August To-Do List for Zone 6

  • Water the garden weekly if it isn't getting enough rain.
  • For fall salads, plant leafy greens like lettuce and spinach.
  • Start pansy seeds in flats to transplant in fall for early spring bloom.
  • Sow seeds of poppies, bachelor's buttons (Centaurea cyanus), and sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) where you want their blooms next spring.
  • Gather and dry herbs and flowers at their peak.
  • Send off your order for spring bulbs and garlic for fall planting—ASAP.
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