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How do you know what to plant in your vegetable garden in August? It is not to late to put in your Fall / Autumn garden plants. Gardening information sure can get a bit confusing at times, but we have you covered.

To use the lists below, first you need to discover what USDA Zone you live in.

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What to plant in your Summer vegetable garden in August if you are in the Northern Hemisphere and what to plant in your vegetable garden in February  if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.

This month everything can be planted outdoors, straight into the soil. Make sure you keep new seedlings out of the baking sun, and make sure everyone is well mulched and well watered.

We recommend that you get your seeds from Seeds for Generations as they are a homegrown, US family business specializing in heirloom seeds.

What to plant this month depending on your USDA Zone.

If it is too hot, consider raising seeds inside, under the shade of a tree or use some shade cloth. If your frosts are on their way, starting sensitive plants inside is a good idea.

Zone 1-3

Artichoke
Endive
Broccoli
Kohlrabi
Chinese cabbage
Lettuce (leaf)
Radish

Zone 4-5

Kohlrabi
Radish
Lettuce (leaf)
Spinach
Turnip

Zone 6-7

Beans (bush)
Mustard
Spinach
Beet
Radish
Turnip

Zone 8-9

Beans (bush)
Carrots
Peas
Beans (pole)
Cauliflower
Potato
Beans (lima)
Collard greens
Squash (bush)
Beets
Cucumber
Squash (winter)
Broccoli
Kale
Turnip
Cabbage
Mustard

Zone 10

Beans (lima)
Corn (sweet)
Peppers
Beans (pole)
Eggplant
Pumpkin
Cantaloupe
Okra
Tomatoes
Collard greens
Peas
Watermelon

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Knowing what to plant in your garden in August is very helpful for planning your garden. This is also what people in the southern hemisphere should plant in February!

Dana is a homesteading, homeschooling mama to 3, based in the south of New Zealand.

She is a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach, and natural wellness expert, as well as a Registered Nurse, with post grad training in mothers and babies. She has struggled with infertility and PCOS and conceived all 3 babies naturally.

Dana is passionate about natural health and gentle parenting. With a background in well child / baby nursing she loves sharing what she knows with mamas, mamas-to-be and mama-want-to-be’s.

She enjoys getting out in the garden, or just sitting at the beach in the sun. Dana also blogs about fertility and pregnancy at naturalearthymama.com, coaches people through Simplyketogeniclife.com and creates meal plans for earthlarder.com

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