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Planting Calendar: August

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“Drought or no drought, it is essential that we use water-conserving gardening methods every year: dig in plenty of organic matter, apply mulch, refrain from using sprinklers on windy days, and avoid runoff. When drought does come and water departments set quotas, it takes careful planning to have enough water for dishes, showers, flowers, and vegetables. Although vegetables and many flowers need quite a bit of water, you can still enjoy some fresh garden produce and bright blooms if you carefully plan your household water use and adopt water-wise gardening practices. Your careful gardening practices will enable you to grow vegetables with less water per plant than that used in large agricultural operations.”

Pam Pierce, Golden Gate Gardening

What to Plant Now

For “foggy” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “foggy” areas from seeds:

  • Beans: fava
  • Beet
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

For “sunny” areas from roots/tubers/starts:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard

For “sunny” areas from seeds:

  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Parsnip
  • Pea
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
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