August Planting Guide

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Augustplanting guide

August is one of the biggest months in my garden as I am getting ready for summer planning and planting. For those in the tropics and sub-tropics it is time to start thinking about watermelons, rockmelons, pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini’s. For those in a frost prone area, start your seedlings in a hot house, then transfer them when the soil warms up. You may need to cover your tender seedlings with plastic to protect them from any sneaky frosts. The best thing to use is a 2ltr milk bottle, cut the base off and then push it into the soil to cover your plant.

Other chores to do this month is prepare your soil for planting. For those who still have a little time to think about summer crops just yet – think about your soil. Another great thing I love this month is ordering seeds and swapping with friends and neighbours.

TIP: For those around the Brisbane area, one thing I have learnt over the years is that EKKA Wednesday is the best time to sow your pumpkins, melons and cucurbits straight into the soil.

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to help people live a life with passion & purpose without people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and seeking approval at

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  1. A little message from my garden : We love you Lizzie! Seriously, your posts have motivated me to brave the cold and start to get things prepped for summer crops…although my garden is not up to my grandma’s standards… it is a lot closer from your posts and reminders to get out there… so we thank you! 🙂

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