When the month of August arrives, this is the time when your vegetable garden asserts itself, with your flower beds filled with color while your lawn is prepared to take some nap. You probably think that you don’t have to do anything at all during this time but just enjoy everything, right?
Well, you got it wrong. Your gardens may seem slower moving during August and the only gardening tasks you may think of doing are weeding and watering. However, if you ask any smart gardener, they will surely tell you that August is not a time to stand down.
Instead, according to E.Vinje, it is a month to stand and watch, keep all your senses alert for any weeds that require pulling out, pests that should be stopped, as well as plants that require care or planting even.
All of these are important to keep their overall well being protected for a long time and ensure that you will have winter crops. With winter crops, these refer to stuff such as hardy greens and root vegetables that you will dig out from beneath the mulch long after that first frost.
Even as you harvest summer squash and beans, it is important to stay vigilant.
You should never allow weeds to make an inroad. Specifically, you shouldn’t let them seed. You have to explore and check your garden carefully every several days.
Our Stoney Acres shows a video of the top 9 seeds you can plant in the month of August.