Grow your vegetable garden this August with these six of the best late-summer vegetables you can plant!
If you’re wondering if it’s too late to start a vegetable garden this late summer, the answer is no. Plant experts say that August is the best month to start planting your second harvest. Plus, there are a few ways to start your late-summer vegetable garden. You could either take time to clear out some of the crops you’ve planted or choose container gardening. So if you’re excited and wondering what are the best late-summer vegetables you can plant this August, here the six of the best and easiest crops you can start planting for your second harvest.
Broccoli is one of the best late-summer vegetables you can plant at least three months before the first frost starts. Broccoli is a hardy vegetable that can thrive in cool weather. Make sure to plant the seeds at least half an inch deep and 1-2 feet apart. Once planted, fertilize the area after three weeks and always keep the soil moist in full sun. Plant experts advise keeping the developing broccoli crowns dry.
Carrots are one of the easiest late-summer vegetables you can plant in your garden. Some gardeners actually plant carrots around late July to early August. Plant the seeds at least four inches apart. Make sure to remove the weeds regularly and fertilize them after five weeks.
Cauliflower is one of the best late-summer vegetables you can plant. Plant experts advise planting cauliflower 6-8 weeks before the first fall frost starts. Cauliflower thrives under full sun, so it’s best to plant it in an area where it can receive at least six hours of full sun. Plant the seeds 3-6 inches apart and about a quarter and half-inch deep. Water them regularly and add mulch to help keep the soil moist.
Similar to broccoli, onions are also hardy vegetables that can thrive in cool weather. Plant them in a loose, well-drained, and rich in nitrogen soil. Fertilize regularly to help nourish the bulbs until the bulbs grow above the soil. It’s best to plant them at least an inch deep and four inches apart. Water at least once a week or when needed, especially during a drought.
Similar to cauliflower, radish thrives where there’s a lot of sun. Plant radish seeds about half an inch deep and an inch apart. Keep the soil moist, but make sure the soil drains well. The best part of planting radishes is you can keep planting them every two weeks while the weather is cool.
One of the best late-summer vegetables you can plant is spinach. Plant them in an area with full sun to light shade. Check if the soil is cool enough to be planted and make sure the soil drains well. Gardeners advise planting spinach around early August to make a perfect fall harvest. Plant the seeds at least half an inch deep and an inch apart.
Get growing and start planting your second harvest this August with these easy late-summer vegetables!
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