AUGUST GARDEN CHECKLIST
- TIE 'EM UP -- Secure 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. n
- 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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