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  • As mulches around your plants break down, add a fresh layer. Side-dress your plants with liquid fertilizer.
  • Donate a surplus of produce to local shelters and food kitchen.
  • Contact a local farmers market – raise money for the garden by selling large yielding crops (i.e. herbs, tomatoes).
  • Plant cool-weather fall crops in Mid-August: greens (kale, chard, kohlrabi, etc.), radishes, turnips, broccoli, lettuce, brussels sprouts.
  • Host a harvest party at the end of the month (consider having it in connection with Back-to-School Night).  Be sure to invite all contributors and volunteers!
  • Many flowering annuals (marigolds) can be trimmed, lifted, and potted for indoors.
  • Take a soil test for fall clean up.