My August Planting for the Fall

Posted on Aug 8 2012 - 1:43am by Mike Lieberman

Hard to believe it’s already August.

The summer is flying by.

Despite being the summer, it’s time to start thinking about your fall garden.

This past past, I planted some seeds in my new garden that’s alongside my building.

How to decide what to plant

To figure out what I should plant, I used my Veggie Virgin Formula.

It’s a simple 4-step process that will show you what you can start from seeds right now.

What I got planted

Since the summers are traditionally hot here in LA, my choices are still limited.

I went a little crazy for me. I usually stay away from the peppers and squashes. They require more sunlight, fertilizer and attention. Definitely don’t recommend them if you are starting out.

Here is what I got planted with much more coming in September:

  • Georgia southern collard greens (Cornucopia)
  • Yellow summer crookneck (Ferry-Morse)
  • Squash, blackbeauty (
  • Pumpkin Jack Be Little (Botanic Interests)
  • Sweet cherry red peppers (from a friend
  • Pepper (HOT), jalapeno (

If you still need to get your seeds to plant for this fall, check out’s Fall/Winter Harvest Kit. You can get 10% off by using the code URBAN10.

You can also check out these other reputable seed companies to get your vegetable seeds from.

Still need help starting your garden?

If want to start your fall garden, but feel overwhelmed or want step-by-step instructions in easy to understand English, then enroll in my Fall Gardening 101 course.

Your turn

In the comments below, let me know what you planted in your garden this August.