AUGUST GARDEN CHECKLIST
by Terry Kramer
- TIE 'EM UP heavy clusters of tomatoes to supports. Pinch off unwanted suckers.
- FEED PLANTS Begonias, fuchsias, containerized plants and newly planted garden
vegetables need continuous summer feeding. Give azaleas, camellias and
rhododendrons their final feeding this month.
- PLAN FOR FALL/WINTER COLOR Plant violas, calendulas, pansies and Iceland
poppies if you want colorful beds and pots during the fall and winter.
This is also a good month to sow perennial seeds.
- WATER Shrubs, trees and perennial flower beds need to be watered deeply
regularly. Use soaker hoses, or drip irrigation if you've no time to lug
the hose about.
- PLANT VEGETABLES August is a good month to sow carrots, beets, turnips, spinach
and lettuce greens. Try growing a fall garden of Oriental vegetables, broccoli,
cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
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