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Late August in the Garden

Here are suggestions about what you can plant in late August.

Late August often brings slightly cooler weather, which signals the onset of fall. This provides the perfect conditions for the germination of fall greens and overwintering salad crops that need an early start. Here are suggestions about what you can plant in late August.

Carrot Family, Apiacieae
Cilantro, Chrevil

Mustard Family,
Brassicaceae
Arugula
Broccoli Raab
Cabbage (for spring harvest)
Cress
Mustards
Oriental Greens
Radish
Turnips

Beet Family, Chenopodiaceae
Spinach
Swiss Chard

Sunflower Family, Compositae
Chicory
Endive
Lettuces

Iris Family, Iridaceae
Saffron Crocus (from bulbs)

Valerian Family, Valerianaceae
Corn Salad

Purslane Family, Portulacaceae
Miner's Lettuce

Find out more.  Take a class in August "Pests & Diseases - Manage Problems Organically." 

Contact our Garden Hotline for more information or to get custom answers to your specific questions, (206) 633-0224. Get more information on organic gardening topics in Seattle Tilth's "Maritime NW Garden Guide" or ”Your Farm in the City.” Check out our list of classes.

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