alero & Sons Inc. V Garden Center 60 Old South Rd        Nantucket, Massachusetts         02554 Tel. 508-228-2397       Fax  508-228-5042


August 2019

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Plant cool season crops for fall harvest such as lettuce, beets and spinach

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Continue to harvest green beans to encourage further production

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Keep weeding. Focus on weeds about to set seed

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Continue to monitor regularly for insect and disease problems

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Green tomatoes a useful in numerous relish recipes

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Harvest onions when tops yellow and fall over

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Cure onions in a warm dry, ventilated area

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Potatoes should be cured before storage

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Prepare soil for seeding a new lawn


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This is a good time to spray poison ivy with a good herbicide

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Plant a cover crop of oats in vacant parts of the garden

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Harvest shell beans when the foliage is dry

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If needed, begin digging and dividing spring blooming perennials

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Make plans to dethatch and aerate the lawn, if needed

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Buy local

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