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 7August To-Do List for Zone 7

  • If the weather's dry, water your vegetable garden gently but deeply every 5 to 7 days.
  • Before midmonth, sow cool-weather crops like Chinese cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, and mustard.
  • Cover seedbeds with shadecloth and mist the soil often to induce sprouting.
  • Late this month, set out transplants of broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and collards.
  • Stop watering potted amaryllis bulbs; store them in a dark, dry spot for several weeks, then bring them out again to initiate winter bloom.
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