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Beets, however, need 50 to 60 days to reach maturity, so should be planted no later than August 20. Have fun planting a new veggie variety this month, and try a new recipe sometime soon!
Assess your landscape and plan ahead. The high heat of August is not the time to divide or move plants, but it’s a great time for planning ahead for an active September and beyond. Look at your garden with a critical eye as you plan your shopping and work lists for the cooler days to come:
Take a few digital photographs and convert them to black and white. The absence of color will help you home in on the forms and textures of your plant compositions. Ask yourself:
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