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What We Are Growing in August in Our Backyard Urban Garden!

August monthly article

When people think about gardening and growing food, they typically associate it with the spring and summer months. However, fall is actually a better time to grow food than spring for several reasons: fewer bugs, cooler temperatures, and less chaotic weather. Although August is still one of our hottest months, it’s when we need to plant our seeds for the fall and transplant broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower that we started indoors last month. Learn more about how and when to grow 100+ fruits, vegetables, and herbs in our free app on iOS and Android. Search for gardening in the App Store or go to and you will find our free From Seed to Spoon gardening guides app!

If you missed out on starting cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts indoors you can still plant them outside directly by seed. Instead of planting 1 seed and hoping it will develop, we sprinkle seeds generously and thin them down as they grow until there is only 1 left. These thinnings are essentially microgreens and are a great way to get a lot of nutrients into your diet without much effort. Check out our