August is a wonderful month of harvesting, but it can also be a planting month. Especially if you're growing cooler weather crops, August is the perfect time to plant. If you live in a warmer region, August can be your planting friend as your herbs and vegetables await the cooler months. Because August is a time of harvest, you'll have plenty of space to plant new herbs and veggies, as well as clean up the garden a bit. Just because summer is over doesn't mean planting season has to be! Today we'll show you what to plant in August – a vegetable & herb planting guide.
What to Plant in August
For many gardeners, planting in august can have a big advantage. Because most fruits, vegetables, and herbs have finished their growing season, or are about to, you'll have more space and a lot of leftover soil and fertilizers. For some regions though, it may be a good idea to plant in pots or containers, especially if the weather can turn quickly. That way, pots and containers can be safely moved to a sheltered area indoors or a covered patio.
The list below will be specific to each area in the US and does not include transplants. This means that all of the herbs and vegetables listed below can be directly sown in your area.
To learn more about how to plant/grow a specific herb or vegetable, simply click the link.
What to Plant in the Central U.S./Midwest in August
What to Plant in New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region in August
What to Plant in the North Central U.S., Rocky Mountains in August
What to Plant in the Pacific Northwest in August
What to Plant in the Southeast/Gulf Coast Region in August
What to Plant in the Southwest in August