What to plant in August

What to plant in August

Just when we thought we were going to get off lightly this Winter August has well and truly reminded us how cold a Canberra morning can be. The upside of this is many of the bugs which are normally killed off in the extreme temperatures were threatening to be a real issue this Spring so with a clean(er) slate it’s time to get in the potatoes and rhubarb and the last chance on a few more Broad beans and Spinach seeds.

Planting in August

  • Broad beans (seed)
  • Peas (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Salad greens
  • Spinach
  • Asian greens
  • Broccoli (advanced seedlings)
  • Cabbage
  • Turnip
  • Onion (sets)
  • Radish (seed)
  • Celery
  • Potato (virus free tubers)
  • Globe artichoke
  • Rhubarb (crowns)

Get in quick with your bare root fruit trees, berries and grapes before they really start to shoot – they are easier to plant while they are dormant. Wait until the frosts are well and truly over before you try citrus and passionfruit.

Now is the time to plan out your Spring/Summer harvest. If you want more advice on what to plant in your veggie patch and how to go about it? Take a look ago our Grow your own Planner or if you’re in Canberra sign up for a home visit.

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