August in the garden is all about getting ready for Spring. Of course, around here, we get frosts right up into November, so we can’t plant out much of our summer vegetables till then. We can plant the seeds out into seedling trays, and put the trays in our sun room to germinate and start sprouting, before they get put into the green house.
Country Boy has chosen twelve varieties of tomatoes, as well as several capsicum varieties, some eggplants, and basil, and has planted them all into trays. He uses wooden craft sticks to label what is in each row. All together, he has 38 tomato plants – so I expect we will have another bumper crop this year!
Now that the days are getting longer and (slightly) warmer, we will be mulching and weeding (as usual). Country Boy will be digging over the empty beds, and adding in sheep manure, which we have in abundant supply under the shearing shed.
I am so excited that Spring is finally on the horizon. Already the trees are beginning to blossom, and the garden is enjoying the sunshine.