While you are busy enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your summer labors, don’t forget that you can still plant even more produce in your gardens as the calendar turns to August.
Often referred to as the “second season of planting“, August is an ideal month to get your fall garden firmly planted in the ground. Don’t fret if you’re wondering what to grow in a garden as the summer sun fades away. This helpful guide will make it a little easier for you to make your choice.
The most important thing to consider is that you want your plants to mature before the first hard frost. Thus, fast-growing vegetables that don’t mind a little chill are an ideal selection.
Each of the following vegetables will grow well within the Kansas City area as they are adapted to cooler temperatures and will grow quickly:
Now, depending on our fall weather, you might also get away with the following. However, keep in mind that these veggies require warmer temperatures, and if the weather cools off before they’re ready to harvest, you might lose them:
- Summer Squash
Thus, the sooner you get your fall garden in the ground, the better. That’s because vegetables grown in the fall take approximately two more weeks to grow than their summer counterparts.
These 14 days can make a big difference, and since frost is expected in the last few days of October this year, there’s absolutely no time to delay your planting plans.
Having difficulty deciding what to grow in a garden this August? Contact Rosehill Gardens, and our team of gardeners will be happy to help you make your decision.