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Garden To Do List August

It's hard to believe that it's back-to-school time. By the end of the month yellow school buses will be rumbling down roads across the country. It's a not so subtle reminder that summer's end is just a few weeks away. In my mid-South garden it's still as hot as blue blazes and will continue to be so until late September. In spite of the heat, it's time to start preparing for autumn, so this month's to do list involves plant purchasing, clean up and harvesting.

Good to Know

I garden in zone 7b.  Spring usually starts in March and fall extends through November.  The summers are long and hot.  I write these tips with the idea that they are applicable to all zones during a general period of time. However, given microclimates and weather extremes timing can vary.  Observe the conditions in your garden and apply them accordingly.