What to do in the garden in August

With August comes the height of Summer, and it’s time to harvest your vegetables. The effort you’ve put in during the past few months will be worth it when you enjoy homegrown carrots, beets, chili, and so forth. After the harvest you’ll be tempted to sow even more, and may ask yourself; what can I sow in August? The important thing is to choose fast-growing vegetables, such as radish, chives, and different types of lettuce, for example arugula. Also, remember to protect your vegetables with a fibre cloth, to keep unwanted insects and pests away.

Besides harvesting vegetables and planting new seeds, another thing to do in your garden during August is picking flowers. By picking flowers, the chances are high that you will actually extend their blooming time.

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leafs_double_new.svgWeed protector

Weeds? No thanks! Keep your garden or garden land weed-free with this weed control disc, made out of coconut fibre. Not only does this mat prevent weeds, it also conserves the moisture in the soil. The cut towards the hole in the middle makes it easy to place around trees and shrubs. This weed control disc is made of natural material that degrades slowly but gradually. The mat can be covered with bark to make it less visible.

leafs_double_new.svgTying a spiral bouquet

When we buy bouquets from a florist, they have usually tied the bouquet together using a method called the spiral technique, something that can require a bit of practice to get right. With this technique, it’s easy to add a flower where needed or remove and reposition flowers if there are too many.

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