Well sort of any way-the days are getting shorter, and next week when August hits the amount of vegetable seeds you can start planting bout doubles! First things First, however. Be sure to amply amend the soil. Adding adequate organic material to planting beds along with gypsum and a balanced organic fertilizer before planting is a must. You should also water well a few times to leach any build of salts over the summer out and “cool” the soil down. This project is most necessary with newer gardens, but even well established ones can use a little build up especially after a long hot summer. Most likely your soil has been as baked and beaten up as you might feel! I like to spread this task out over a few days or weekends as there is no hurry and breaking it up often insures i do a more thorough job.
Here are the seed varieties that can be started if your garden is well prepared in August:
Bush and Pole Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Muskmelon, Peas, Pumpkin, and Winter Squash.
Remember it’s hot now, but fall is comin’!