August Vegetable Gardening Guide

  • Direct sow seeds of cucumber, onion, pepper, southern peas, pumpkin, turnips, and watermelon.  Select varieties that mature early in order to produce before the temperature gets too cool. Watch for pests and provide water when needed.
  • Harvest Spring-planted garlic when the tops are yellow and withered.  Dig the bulbs and allow to dry in a well ventilated area out of direct sun.
  • Set our transplants of cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Test the garden soil before planting cool season crops.  Add any amendments several weeks before planting.
  • Plant tomato suckers that were rooted earlier.