August Edible Garden Tips

August signals the last month of winter and time to start preparing for spring planting. In the Perth climate already we are able to begin to plant a wider variety of fruits and vegetables – just beware that a few will need to be protected initially from any remaining overnight and early morning frost. So, time to come out of hibernation and get back into the veggie garden. In this article a list of what can be planted in August

If you have been following our series of monthly edible tips you’ll notice that some of the plants recommended are the same across the winter month and that is because the condition remain fairly similar across the winter month.

  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chives
  • Kale
  • Kohl
  • Rabi
  • Jeru. Artichoke
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Spring Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Turnips


Artichoke for your August edible garden

Growing food tip of the month

If you choose to plant Cap Gooseberry, otherwise known as Golden Berry, ensure that they are completely golden, with no green patches before you harvest for eating or turning into lovely jellies and jams. The plant itself and any green fruit are harmful if ingested by humans and animals. Usually birds, including domestic chickens, will instinctively steer clear of it but you may wish to keep an eye on them and children when around the plants and fruit.

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This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. For specific advice, please Contact Perth Gardening.