Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4
August 1 to August 30-- Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.
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1. Choose flowering plants that come back year after year
1.Perennials are a great investment, rewarding you with flowers for years to come.
2. Late summer is a great time to plant perennials food crops
2. The warm soils of late August will help perennials become well established before cool weather arrives.
AsparagusGrow asparagus seeds and experience a far superior flavor and texture than store-bought. A bed of asparagus plants provides an abundance of stalks for several weeks and keeps producing for many years.
RhubarbRhubarb plants are a perennial vegetable that is grown for its juicy leafstalks, which have a tart, tangy flavor. The leafstalks grow up to 22" long and can be green or red. Red cultivars are the sweetest and the most prized by gardeners and cooks.
3. Savor fresh-tasting fruits and vegetables into the winter months
3. The growing season rewards us with delicious, fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables… sometimes too much of it!
4. Avoid multiple trips to the garden shed or kitchen
4. Need an extra hand in the garden? Get the right equipment to make your job efficient.
5. Order fall-planted, spring-flowering bulbs now
5. For the best selection, order bulbs now.