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    Midwest August Garden To-Do List

    Harvest fruits and vegetables. As the summer heat settles in and your fruits and vegetables continue to mature, get out in the garden and start to gather those delicious delights…

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    Southern California August Garden To-Do List

    As the summer heat beats upon us, our best game plan is to conserve our energy and spend a bit more time enjoying the garden and a bit less time…

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    Northern California August Garden To-Do List

    In the edible garden Harvest your bounty. Summer vegetables are at their best now. August is a time of abundance in the vegetable garden, with bountiful crops of summer squash,…

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    Northern Plains August Garden To-Do List

    Support your plants. Top-heavy plants such as delphiniums (Delphinium spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8), dahlias (Dahlia spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11), and lilies (Lilium spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) will…

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    Southern Plains August Garden To-Do List

    August is the month when many gardeners in our region dream of moving to cooler climes. Northern gardeners lament the month of January, but we suffer through August’s doldrums instead.…

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    Southwest August Garden To-Do List

    It’s just plain HOT! There’s no sugarcoating the heat in the desert right now. If you’re like us, you head outside only in the early morning and late evening if…

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    Mountain West August Garden To-Do List

    It’s harvest time! In my garden, harvest season takes off in August. Beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are producing steadily. Stay on top of harvesting to encourage more flowering…

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    Northeast August Garden To-Do List

    By August, summer is a sticky, dust-encrusted, worn-out old shoe. Most of us choose to abandon the garden to find a breeze elsewhere. And many of us will return to…

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    South August Garden To-Do List

    August and January are the months when I’m most concerned about how my garden looks from inside my house. There are some days in August when I honestly just don’t…

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    Southeast August Garden To-Do List

    Seed now for spring-blooming cottage-garden favorites. If every spring you covet the drifts of breadseed poppies (Papaver somniferum, annual), love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena, annual), and rocket larkspur (Consolida ajacis, annual) in…

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