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August 2023 Planting Guide

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

I cannot wait for summer, it truly is my season. Catch me in any sunny spot, outside or indoors - I am akin to a lizard.


Therefore, I am doing all the necessary prep before Spring launches in full gear and Summer follows quickly behind (like it usually does!).


Here is my August planting guide!

​Plant

Sow

Begin Harvesting (approx)

Beetroot

July - August

​November - December

Capsicum

August

November - December

Chilli (habanero yellow)

August

November

Lettuce

July - August

​September

Parsnip

August

January

Raddish

July - August

September

Tomato

August

November

Watermelon

August

January

Rock Melon

August

January

Kohl Rabi

August

October - November

Leeks

July - August

December - January

Spearmint

August

October - November

All of the plants listed above, I will be sowing from seed. Most if not all will be done in seed trays on my covered/protected patio before hardening off fully outside.


Some of the seeds, like lettuce & raddish will be continually sown throughout Spring-Summer, so prepare for these to be frequent visitors for all future planting guides.


What I will be keeping an eye on,

  • Lack-luster growth - seeds that are not germinating outside in my covered area I will move indoors.

  • Leggy growth - seedlings that grow tall but are not very strong - this means they need more light.

  • True leaves - the second set of leaves that appear are the plants 'true leaves'. It usually takes around 1-3 weeks for these to appear. Usually at this stage I start to harden them off, by leaving them outside on nice days and lightly bushing their leaves to promote strong growth.

If you think I have missed any plants off my list or have any tips/recommendations for this upcoming season, get in touch!



Lettuce seedlings, Beetroot already in the garden, and an emerging cauliflower | July 2023


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