Summer is coming to a close, but a hobby gardener still has a lot of work to do. But an ending summer is also perfect for using the garden to plant fresh vegetables, which are not only available in the hot season. Because if you sow vegetables at the right time, you can look forward to a tasty harvest of veggies in autumn. The time for beans, zucchinis, and potatoes is ending, but gardeners can now enjoy healthy beets and leaves. Plant health is all about pulling the weeds. By doing that you loosen the soil and work the fresh compost into the ground. After leveling, you can start sowing again, you should should do that on days when the soil is not too dry. Let’s take a look at the following vegetables you can plant in August.
Lamb’s lettuce should not be missing from any autumn menu. It’s tasty and full of vitamins as well as minerals. If you grow it in August, you can harvest it as early as September to October. This type of lettuce loves to be sowed in rows. For this purpose, they should have a distance of around ten centimeters between each plant. The depth of seeds should be about one centimeter under the soil. Don’t forget to press the soil over the seeds and pour water on it. The soil should now remain evenly moist.
Radishes are beet-red plants with a pleasant aroma. They come in all shapes and sizes. The vegetables should be grown at a distance of 10 to 15 centimeters and at a depth of two to three centimeters. Keep in mind that your garden soil should be watered and kept moist. You can harvest the first radishes after around ten weeks. They are delicious and many people love to eat them in autumn and winter.
Rucola and Spinach
The spicy rocket salad not only tastes delicious, but it also has a useful ‘side effect’. A hobby gardener often deals with pests, but they can be pleasantly surprised, because snails hate rucola and, therefore, avoid the vegetable patch altogether. Keep in mind that this robust lettuce requires sufficient space as well, so it should be planted 2-3cm deep into the and grow at 20 centimeters apart. The soil must also be kept moist. If the plant doesn’t have enough water, the leaves will be pretty sharp. When the rocket has reached a leaf length of around ten centimeters, you can harvest it.
Spinach is also very easy to grow in your garden. Children do not love it, but such image does the spinach great injustice. This plant grows reliably and quickly if you do it right. You cover the seeds with soil, press it and keep it moist. Then not much that can go wrong. The seed should sit two to three centimeters below the ground. However, the distance must be up to 40 centimeters. That also applies to the space between the rows. If the soil remains moist, then these delicate leaves and thick stems will grow in no time.