6 Crops to Plant in August for Late Summer Harvest πŸŒΏπŸ…πŸ₯’

hi everyone will I always want to havefresh vegetables to pick from my garden and today I’m gonna plant six new cropshere in August so that when my summer vegetables are finishing up and startingto die out I’ll have some fresh new vegetables ready to pick now I know whatyou’re thinking if you’re like me your garden beds are full well not a problembecause today we’re gonna actually create some new space by growingvertically on a really simple inexpensive trellis and in containersand we’re also going to tuck these plants into little holes in the gardenbeds now the crops I’m planting today are easy to grow and go from seed toharvest in about six to eight weeks that’s why I’m planting these particularvegetables because there’s still time to get a harvest before the cold weatherhits now most of these can be planted directly in your garden beds which makesit really easy if you want to you can start from seeds indoors under growlights but I just started these seeds in a tray here right outside on my deck theweather is nice and warm and they sprouted really fast now I just plantedthese on July 11th about three weeks ago ago and you can see how big they alreadyare and they’re ready to be planted now the first crop we’re going to planttoday is cucumbers now if you’ve grown cucumbers before you know they’re avining plant and they can take up a lot of space so we’re gonna grow themvertically up a trellis now I am really excited about this trellis it’s gonnamake a nice little arch over the garden bed and I got the idea from Gary at therest of the garden when he visited his house in Maryland about a month ago thisis called ladder mesh I picked it up at Home Depot it’s about 350 apiece so it’sreally inexpensive I have two pieces here that we’re going to zip tietogether and make a little arch over the garden bed so first off what I’m gonnado is attach my two pieces of ladder mesh with some zip ties I’m just gonnaline it up and to end so I overlap the ladder mesh just a little bit I’m goingto attach them as zip ties they’re nice and secure and I’m also attaching the ends of eachpiece of ladder mesh to the other piece that way we don’t have any sharp edgessticking out now that I have my two pieces of ladder mesh attached I’m justgonna arch it over at these two garden beds here now the great thing is becausewe’re growing vertically our cucumbers are not going to take up a lot of spaceand neither is this trellis so look for a garden bed or two garden beds that youhave a couple holes in pop the trellis in and you’ll be good to go with yourcucumbers so it’s super easy to install just gonna push it down into the soilsoil is nice and loose here and then arch it over but I’m really excitedabout this I think it’s gonna really add some texture and dimension to the hillhere it’s gonna look really pretty you’re putting it right down into thesoil here now what I’m gonna do is just pound in a bamboo pole into my trellishere to just give it a little bit of extra support now I’ve had these piecesof bamboo around my yard for a lot of years you can use anything you havearound your yard just something that’s nice and sturdy that will provide alittle bit of extra support for your trellis okay now let’s go to the otherside now the variety of cucumbers I’m planting today are the space mastercucumbers and the reason why I really like to plant these right now in thelate summer is because they’re are more compact quicker growing variety andthese are in my late summer garden seed collection which I’ve packaged togetherto make it really easy for you there’s seven varieties in here of quick growingvegetables and they’re on sale right now at my website 15% off with the codeAugust so pick them up and you can get your garden planted so we’re just gonnapop these out here and I am gonna add some her mysterio worm castings to thesoil you do want to make sure you’re amending your soil because if you’vebeen growing in it all summer it definitely needs some more nutrients soyou can see here I have three little seedlings in my little seedcell here but don’t worry about it you can grow cucumbers really closelytogether but I’m just gonna put them in here plant them right at the base of mytrellis and they’re gonna grow right up over the trellis and be absolutelybeautiful now I’m really loving the look of this trellis so far I mean thisliterally took me about five minutes to install and it only cost me about $7 soit’s really quick and inexpensive so besides planting a couple oftransplants there you can also plant cucumbers from seed which I’m gonna dohere on the other side so that when this batch over here is dying out I’ll havesome plants at different stages of harvest so they’ll be ready for thepicking then so I’m gonna pour a few seeds into my hand here maybe aboutthree seeds and just poke them right into the soil and cucumbers are sofast-growing as long as it’s still warm weather where you live they’re gonnasprout within a week or so and start growing there’s nothing more deliciousin this summer than a fresh cucumber now because I want these plants to go reallyfast I do want to feed them with a good water water soluble fertilizer right offthe bat so I get going really fast so I put a couple of pumps of the good dirtplant food now I’ve tried this in my garden for several years it is reallygonna get these plants off to a great start it has a 10 in nitrogen so it’llgive them some nice good leafy growth and then I’m also adding some of thevermis Terra worm tea to my watering can here and that just adds all the goodbeneficial bacteria keep your plants nice and healthyso I water my cucumber transplant with it here and it is gonna be amazing towatch these plants grow you guys can do this too get out there and get some ofthese planted it’s so so easy and you’ll love having the harvest later in thesummer now the next vegetable that we’re gonnaplant is beans now beans are one of those vegetables that you can plant andgrow all summer long because they grow so fast so if you don’t have any spacein your garden beds definitely plant some in a container these were plantedabout 10 days ago believe it or not look how fast they’re already growingand you can pick one of these containers on my website but I also want you tolook for some holes in your garden bed so right here I have a little spacethat’s empty that’s a perfect spot to tuck some bean seeds so again I’m justgoing to add some of the worm castings to the soil to amend the soil I’m gonnaplant right here along this drip irrigation hose and you will be amazedat how quickly these beans grow it’s so much fun to see them pop through thesoil within just a matter of a week or so and these are the Blue Lake Bushbeans from the late summer garden seed collection a really tasty green bean sowe’re just gonna plant the seeds maybe an inch or so apart cover them with soiland we’re good to go now the third quick growing vegetablethat I’m gonna plant is squash now you can plant any variety of squash that youlike I’m gonna plant some of the crookneck squash from the late summergarden seed collection and I’m just gonna get it out of the container hereby loosening it up and you can see here I’ve got three or four differenttransplants growing and I’m actually only gonna plant one in this particularspot and I’ll look for another little hole in my garden to plant some more andsquash is another vegetable that you can also plant seeds directly in your gardenit grows so fast and I’m telling you guys this is gonna be ready to harvestprobably in another month or so and whoever stops by he’ll be sharing yoursquash with I’m going to gently separate the seedlings there we go get it in hereI already added worm castings to the soil let’s pop it right down here inthis hole and squash likes full Sun so the spot gets a lot of nice full Sunduring the day squash does like a good little bit of space so this squash willspill over this garden bed and look really pretty but if you want to savespace when you grow squash I’ll show you right here I have a zucchini plantthat’s actually growing in a tomato cage so you can see here I’ve been weavingthese leaves in throughout this tomato cage to help save space the plant growsup and doesn’t sprawl over the garden bed now the fifth vegetable it’sactually an herb that I’m going to plant today is basil basil is such an easyherb to grow so if you don’t grow any other warm weather herb grow basilso here I have some little seedlings again started about three weeks ago I’mgonna pop some here in this container and we’re also gonna pop them in alittle hole that I have over here in the garden bed you can also plant seedsdirectly in your container or in your garden bed and it doesn’t really matterif you plant basil and clumps like this it does just fine it’s very quick andsimple to pop into a container and it grows very very fast you can see theleaves are already developing really nicely and these will be ready toharvest probably in about three to four weeks we’ll have a nice little containerof basil right outside the kitchen door so now I’m gonna tuck some basil in thislittle hole in my garden bed so just look for holes in your garden you don’tneed a lot of space just little spots where you don’t have anything growing soI’m gonna plant some in here next to this larger basil plant which will startto die off and then I’ll have some new little seedlings to take its place sothe worm castings loosen the soil just gonna pop in the seedlings you couldalso plant basil seeds right here and that way you’ll have them coming up verysoon to be ready to harvest in about six to eight weeks now the six vegetable I’mgonna plant today is chard chard is a super quick growing heat-lovingvegetable so it’s perfect to plant now in the late summer and again I’ve got alittle hole here in my garden bed so I’m just gonna tuck him in right back heresprinkle in some worm castings and chard you can easily plant from seed as wellactually let me move the leaves back just a little bit so I can plantdirectly in the soil so you can start from seed or I’m going to plant theselittle transplants here I’m gonna plant the red chard today these are littletransplants and you can see how the stems are absolutely gorgeous so ifyou’ve never grown chard before you have to grow it it’s delicious green not onlyis it heat tolerant it’s it’s really cold tolerant too so this chart willlast you in the winter time as long as it’s established before the frost hitsnow chard is a super super hardy plant and you can even once it gets larger youcan cut it off at the stem here it will regrow so what is definitely amust-have plant for your garden well these are looking just a little bitwilted with a little bit of water and some sunshine they’ll perk right up nowa little bonus plan that I’m gonna pop in here that’s also in my late summergarden seed collection is the Thumbelina zinnia it’s because we don’t want toforget about the pollinators keep on planting those flowers to bring thepollinators into your late summer and fall garden so these are small littlevariety of zinnias and again we’re just gonna tuck them in this little hole herezinnias are so so beautiful they’re brilliant colors the bees andthe pollinators love them and you are gonna be so happy to see these beautifulbright colors growing in your garden and you can also plant zinnia seeds directlyin your garden beds too well there you have it six quick growing crops and aflower too for the pollinators that you can plant now so that you have harvestsin the late summer and into the fall well grab yourself a late summer gardenseed collection 15% off with the code August through Monday August 5thcomment below let me know if you wanna be planting any of these vegetables inyour garden look forward to hearing from you thanks so much for watching we’llsee in the next video