August To Do List

Broadfork -- 8-15-2014


  • Sharpen mower blades.
  • Water when needed.
  • As always, keep on weeding.

Vegetable Garden

  • Plant lettuce, peas, and beans.
  • Order garlic bulbs.
  • Sow cover crops.

Herb Garden

  • Remove flower stems from the lavender when it finishes blooming.
  • Reshape lavender if necessary.
  • Clear space for the new herb garden.
  • Hold off on transplanting the lavender until next month.
  • Plant dill.

Flower Garden


  • Nothing this month.


  • Nothing this month.

Native Plants:

  • Prune Indian plum.


  • Nothing this month.


  • Take a picture of the roses.
  • Deadhead roses until the end of the month.


  • Prune the barberry.


  • Nothing this month.


  • Remove English ivy from the cherry tree.
  • Take pictures of the trees.
  • Call an arborist to cut down the dead pine.
  • Prune the cherry tree for overhead clearance and road encroachment.
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6 Responses to August To Do List

  1. Just planted some more in my veggie garden this week too! Hope to get to the garden shop for some plants in my new flower bed this weekend. Congrats on getting your blog up and running again!

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      Thanks! I am hoping to get more stuff planted soon. My garden has suffered almost as much as my blog has over the past couple of years, so this year is what I call survival mode: I clear an area and figure out what I can plant in it from seeds I already have. If there aren’t any veggies that work there, cover crops go in instead. 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    This looks like a great list. We are doing non-stop weeding on our property lately as well. This time of year it almost feels like that is what we always do when tending our garden. I would LOVE to see pictures of your lavender growing 🙂

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Thanks for checking out my site! I actually posted about my lavender yesterday, so if you check out my site’s main page, you will get your wish!

    My weeding is worse than usual this year, because family issues forced me to put gardening on the back burner for quite some time. My philosophy this year is to just make progress when and where I can and to have a true plan next year. 🙂

  4. Your list is much more involved than mine!! Great tips about the lavender.

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      Maybe, but you have graphics! I have been trying to think of something I could use as a stock photo for my monthly to-do lists. Do you have any ideas?

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