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.
Here’s what’s happening in your gardening region:
August is known for clear blue skies and very warm days. Zone 3 and 4 vegetable gardens have been yielding tomatoes, peppers, squashes, beans, carrots, chard and more! In fact, some gardeners are starting to be overwhelmed!
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Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Maine Garden Journal.
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1. Impress your guests with foods from your garden
It’s time to preserve the bounty. Impress your guests with food from your vegetable garden all year long. Preserving produce from your garden is economical as well as extra tasty! Gourmet cooks will appreciate the difference in quality and flavor. Serve something unique to guests.
2. Don't starve your plants
Don’t starve your vegetable and ornamental plants at the end of the season. Keep vegetable and ornamental plants producing at their full potential by fertilizing regularly throughout the growing season.
3. Second Summer Vegetable Garden
Second summer vegetable gardening will extend the harvest into late fall. Learn what to plant now. August is the perfect time to plant crops for a late season harvest. It’s like a second summer.
4. The Ultimate Reward
Harvesting herbs, vegetables, and fruit from the garden is exceptionally satisfying for gardeners. It’s the ultimate reward. Gardeners reap the rewards of their labor at harvest time. A few tools and supplies will make the job easy and satisfying:
5. Fall Bulbs for Best Selection
Order fall bulbs early for best selection. Try some of Burpee’s very special spring blooming fall bulbs. Order soon!