August vegetable garden tips

Thu. Aug. 16, 2018

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I love warm weather but I’m not a huge fan of humidity, so the next question is WHY would I live in Minnesota?  Well, the Upper Midwest offers some seriously beautiful country and I’ve got family here and friends and a job! Bringing it back to WHY I brought that up…

Watering tips for the August vegetable garden.  While I use rainwater, I, and many gardeners, also water with hoses. Some that have been sitting out in the sun. The water that has been sitting in those hoses is hot, and hot water could seriously injure your vegetables. It’s like drinking super hot coffee.  OUCH!  And while drinking of the hose (something we did as kids) make sure the water runs first!

This is the time to plant a Fall crop.  I’ll talk more about that next week.

White Clover

See what the days to harvest are on your seed packets, then check out your climate zone and plant broccoli, beets, kale, spinach, turnips, and carrots if the timing is right.    

Life can get in the way of removing weeds!  It’s not likely on the top of your Summer Fun list but getting rid of those large weeds that are going to seed, is a really good thing to do.  If they’ve already produced seeds, yank out the weeds anyway and burn or bury them.

Putting weed seeds in a home compost pile is risky; while weed seeds can be killed if the compost is heated to high temperatures for long periods of time, that’s likely not going to happen in a home or community garden compost. Of course, harvest your vegetables as they ripen.  I’ll talk more about that next week too!

In the meantime, tell me what’s happening in your garden! Send me an email at , find Garden Bite on Facebook and share in the comment section! I’m always open to answering questions!