What to transplant in the garden in August

What to transplant in the garden in August

Transplant it means taking a seedling already formed, which has been grown in a jar e plant it in the field. The plant to be transplanted may have been grown in its own seedbed or purchased in the nursery, in any case it is important to insert it in the garden at the correct time, so that it finds the right climate to grow and bear fruit.

The right time for transplanting depends on two factors: the growth achieved by the plant and the external climate. We will find out now which vegetables are suitable for transplanting in August, assuming you have seedlings ready to be placed in the garden, such as those found for sale in nurseries.

August in the garden: agricultural calendar

In the summer months like August it is easy to focus on the many summer vegetables to harvest, but let's not forget that transplants are essential, because lay the foundations for having a winter vegetable garden productive and satisfying.

Below I list the crops that need to be transplanted this month. If, on the other hand, you prefer to start from the seed instead of the transplant calendar, you must consult the sowing calendar for the month of August.

What vegetables to transplant in August

In August, seedlings of asparagus, basil, chard, artichoke, thistle, cabbage (all varieties: broccoli, savoy cabbage, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi), cucumber, chicory, turnip greens, onion, bean, fennel, endive , lettuce, leek, parsley, radicchio, celery and spinach.

Only at the beginning of the month can they be transplanted instead seedlings of corn, eggplant, pepper and courgette: if you wait too long then they won't have time to produce ripe fruit before winter.

What vegetables to transplant this month








Black cabbage


Grumolo salad

Chicory for cutting



Obviously this August transplant calendar is an indicative list: depending on the climatic zone, the exposure of the garden and the climate which varies from year to year, there may be variations. In general, however, the plants listed here can be planted, considering the average temperatures of central-northern Italy as a reference.

In any case, the newly transplanted seedlings they must be protected from the summer heat: strong sun, exaggerated heat and dryness are elements that can irreparably damage young plants.

To avoid high temperatures and beating sun, you can intervene with shading nets if necessary, while watering must be constant and carried out in the evening or early in the morning. There mulch it helps to keep the soil moist, making sure that if you use a black cloth it captures the sun's rays more.

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