August To Do List

Category: To Do Lists

August To Do List

* Keep tending fuchsias for further bloom. Pinch out grapelike berries, and nip out growing tips for a bushier plant. Fertilize and keep watered.

* Keep roses deadheaded for fall bloom.

* Don’t neglect houseplants. Feed with water-soluble fertilizer each time you water. Move away from intense sun.

* Sow vegetables for fall crop: beets, Chinese cabbage, mustard, onions, radishes, spinach, turnips, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli.

* Fertilize cucumbers, summer squash and broccoli while harvesting to maintain production. Harvest vegetables when edible to stimulate further production.

* Keep on deadheading annuals and perennials.

* Harvest herbs in the morning just after dew dries for freshest flavor. If you want to store some, dry the cut herbs on a screen in a shady place.

* Prune wisteria if it needs it. And it probably does.

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