High summer: harvesting, tidying up, and more
Despite the wetness, the summer vegetables are still growing strong and there's plenty to harvest.
The leafy vegetables are thriving too. Even the winter purslane looks amazing. They usually grow better in colder temperatures, but check this out:
Today's blog covers:
- how to care for your garden in August
- extra attention to summer vegetables
- sowing for the fall
- a look at Sarah's rooftop Planty Garden
Tidying up the garden
Remove what you want to remove, zhuzh up your plants, and prepare any empty vegetable patches for a fresh round of sowing.
Keep an eye on your tomatoes
You've carefully sown them indoors, pampered them on the windowsill, hardened them off on schedule, and given them the best spot in your garden box.
So far so good. But tomatoes like it dry and sunny. The exact opposite of the weather today 😉
Time to be extra vigilant. Because all kinds of fungi love this humidity. And yes, the dreaded tomato blight loves it too.
Read all about it here in the Planty Library.
A look at Sarah's urban oasis
She turned her roof into a Planty Garden using a bunch of MM-Hero boxes and tables. She's taken plenty of pictures, but now there's a film too:
New app in the works
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That's it for today
Can you believe this garden box? We sowed the whole thing on July 1:
One more: here's our August garden table. We just sowed it today. Soon it'll be living proof that you can start a Planty Garden anytime 😀
See you in a couple weeks!