If you live in zones 9 or 10 you may be wondering what to plant in August in your garden. There are still some crops that you can plant this month (although your options are somewhat limited because of the hot weather!)
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This article is specifically for those of you living in zones 9 & 10. If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Remember that a lot of this depends on where you live in zones 9 & 10. Some of you may struggle with some of these crops if you live in a very hot desert area, whereas if you live in a coastal area these crops may thrive!
What to Plant in August: Indoors
You can plant broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower inside in mid-August so that they’re ready to transplant out to your garden in a few months! If you are new to starting seeds indoors you can check out my free video course on seed starting!
What to Plant in August: Outdoors
Beans thrive in warmer weather which makes them a great crop to start this month if you live in zones 9 & 10. Make sure you choose a sunny spot in your garden for them.
Beans do well when they have 10-12 hours of sun during the day. I have specific information on how to grow green beans in your garden in this article: Green Beans Growing Guide
Garden-grown corn is the best! We love planting it in our garden each year so that we can have freshly picked corn on the cob with our dinner!
We plant our corn using the hilling method. It’s a great space saver so that you can grow corn even if you have a small garden!
Yum! If you live in zones 9 & 10 you can still plant peppers! Depending on how hot your area is you may want to consider using shade cloth.
Temperatures above 90 degrees affect the growth of the plant and the production & quality of the fruit. You can learn more about using shade cloth in this article: Growing Peppers Under Shade Cloth
Last, but definitely not least you can plant tomatoes this month! Yum! I’m jealous! I definitely recommend that you invest in some quality tomato cages
I hope you enjoyed this list of what to plant in August in zones 9 & 10! Let me know what you will be planting in your garden this month!