Subtropical Regions-August


What To Plant And Sow In August:

Annuals

  • Prepare beds for sowing by digging in compost and 2:3:2 at the rate of 60 g per square metre.
  • Start to sow summer-flowering towards the end of the month.
  • Annuals adapt well to pot cultures like strawberry pots, tubs, terracotta flowerpots.
  • Sow the following plants:
Scarlet Salviar

Scarlet Salviar

Lupins

Lupins

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Lobelias

Lobelias

Dianthus

Dianthus

Sunflower

Sunflower


 Vegetables to plant in August:

  • Sow Vegetables like :
Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis

Cucumber

Cucumber

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Peppers

Peppers


Bulbs to plant during August:

Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as:


Garden Maintenance in August

  • Do not neglect your container plants; prune them lightly and feed and water them regularly.
  • Cut out the dead branches from garden trees.
  • Feed and dead head annuals.
  • Feed shrubs with a fertilizer high in potassium.
  • Water and mow the lawn.

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For August maintenance tips on watering, pruning,

pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our country wide maintenance guide.

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