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 8August To-Do List for Zone 8

  • Prune berries.
  • Gather and dry herbs.
  • In empty beds, plant a cover crop of red clover to build soil and reduce erosion.
  • Start seeds of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower to transplant later.
  • Work compost into the garden now so it can mellow before planting.
  • Continue to set out tomato and pepper transplants.
  • Direct-seed limas, corn, cucumbers, squash, dill, and basil.
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