Monday, July 29, 2013

Planting Seeds in August in the Continental US

I'm serious!  There are plenty of seed varieties to plant during August!  I'm going to share this by region (not zone) to simplify things.  Last week I planted over 100 pepper plants in South Florida.  It's HOT here so tomatoes and peppers can be grown during the fall/winter months.

All of this information can be found at Mother Earth News
Yes, There may be other varieties to plant during the month of August.  Yes, I would love to hear what else you are planting in YOUR region!

Gulf Coast (all of Florida):
Peppers!!!  Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Leeks, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkins, Summer and Winter Squash, Watermelon and HERBS!!!

Beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Chinese Cabbage (pak choy),  Corn Cucumber, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Rutabaga, Spinach and Tomatoes.  Herbs!

Pacific Northwest:
Arugula, Beets, Carrots, Celery, Lettuce, Radish, Rutabaga, Scallions, Spinach and Turnips.  Herbs!

North Central Rockies:
Arugula, Beets, Kale, Lettuce, Radish, Spinach and Turnips. Herbs!

For the Central Midwest:
Arugula, beets, Carrots, Chard, Chinese Cabbage (pak choy), Kale, Lettuce, peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips.  Herbs!

Southern Interior:
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Chinese Cabbage (pak choy) Cucumber, Kale, Lettuce, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Summer Squash, spinach and Turnips.  Herbs!

Beets, Carrots, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Rutabaga, Scallions, Spinach and Turnips. Herbs!

Maritime Canada and New England:
Arugula, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Spinach and Turnips. Basil!

Don't worry if you're just getting started on planting seeds.  Check out Seed-Starting Tips for how I ensure the best germination of my Heirloom Seeds.

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Marcie Peterson said...

I wish I knew more about gardening. I just need to read up a little more. We had just a small little garden this summer that my husband took care of. Mostly peas, my favorite! Thanks for sharing.
Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

Knot n Stitch said...

It is really so nice to see the first sprouts and grow your own vegetables. This is really inspiring thoughts on gardening.

Mamal Diane said...

I am cleaning up a space for some August planting. Thanks for the info on which to plant for my region. Came just in time :) Have a great Tuesday!

Kerry Fountain said...

OOHH!! I could plant some more radishes! We just never seem to plant enough in the spring and then before you know it, they are gone. Hadn't thought about planting some in August.

Thanks for sharing your post on A Humble Bumble's Healthy Tuesday's Blog Hop!
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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mary_smith said...

Thank you raydog21!

Betty Taylor said...

All I have planted this year is tomatoes. Last year my tomatoes produced alot. This year, not so much. Maybe next year I need to venture into more plants. I am trying to eat clean so it would be great to have more of my own.

Kim M said...

Who knew? Thanks for the info! Our season started so late here due to terrible weather, I thought all was lost. Now I feel like it's worth a shot!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the information!
I am planning my first fall garden and this was just the thing I needed to get me started!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

You won't believe it, Mary, I haven't planted zucchini yet. One of my faves! HELLOOOOO! 'Gotta get a seed in the ground! Thank you for the reminder! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures