August is the heart of summer and the heat does not take a vacation! Watering the garden and plants is essential, always in a reasoned way – with an economical drip system for example – and at authorized times. Consult the water restriction orders going on in your area. In August, the garden produces all the so-called “sunshine” vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, aubergines… It is also time to harvest the last potatoes. The moon is with you with the August 2022 lunar calendar.

Download the August 2022 lunar calendar in pdf format.

Discover the work of the month of August in the vegetable garden and the fruits and vegetables in season.

Legend of the lunar calendar:

1. Rising Moon

When the moon rises high in the sky, plant sap is drawn upward. It rises faster in stems and branches. It will therefore be necessary to take advantage of these days to carry out the work above ground.

  • Sow
  • Graft
  • Harvest fruits, fruiting vegetables and leafy greens

2. Descending Moon

When the moon descends in the sky the sap goes to the roots. It is therefore the time to take care of the soil or to perform the actions that require good rooting. The works to be carried out during the descending moon are:

  • cutting
  • Plant
  • Fertilize
  • Layering
  • Mow
  • Harvest root vegetables
  • Work the land
  • Work on trees and plants

3. Leaf Days

The leaf day is a period during which the gardener must take care of plants grown for their decorative or edible foliage or for their stems such as rhubarb and asparagus. Also concerned are lawns, shrubs or hedges without flowers, parsley, lettuce, cabbage, artichokes, celeriac, spinach, leeks, leafy aromatics, etc.
In August, if you have to sow a new lawn at the start of the school year, prepare the ground. Weeds will sprout and you can remove them in early September. You can also sow lamb’s lettuce cold resistant.

4. Root Days

The root day is a period when the moon influences the root system of plants. Take care of plants grown for their roots such as garlic, beets, carrots, celeriac, shallots, endives, turnips, onions, potatoes, radishes, salsify…
In August, sow onions in the milder regions. sow them golden ball turnips.

5. Flower Days

At this time, flowering plants are productive, as the moon strongly influences them and flowering vegetables. Be careful, this period is relatively short! Some plants concerned: artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes, aromatic flowers.
In the month of August, cut the roses, dahlias and pelargoniums. Divide the irises and daylilies.

6. Fruit and Seed Days

These periods are ideal for devoting yourself to gardening work on plants grown for their fruits or seeds, because the moon influences the stimulation of the latter. Sow, plant, pick, harvest: hazelnut, chestnut, tomato, pea, eggplant, cucumber, squash, broad bean, strawberry, raspberry, bean, melon, pepper, pumpkin , fruit trees.
In August, bud the apple, pear and plum trees. Collect tomato seeds for next year.

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