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In August vegetable garden, plant ahead

The more you pick, the more you get. Enjoy the peak of flavor from your summer garden. Promptly harvest tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons and eggplant; that also will help keep some of those bushes and vines producing into fall.

Elsewhere in the August garden:

▪ Start the fall vegetable garden. Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots and potatoes directly into vegetable beds.

▪ Transplant lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower seedlings.

▪ Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.

▪ Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.

Debbie Arrington

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