Increase Your Garden Variety
Do you long for those cute black and orange violas to make the perfect centerpiece for your children's Halloween party? Or a few heirloom lettuce plants? Specialty plants like these can be difficult to find as transplants in large retail centers and nurseries. The answer is to buy seeds and grow the plants yourself. The problem, of course, is the seeds need to be sown in August. While August's heat, humidity, and lack of rainfall seem like a strange time to consider the fall garden, it's the month to begin seeds for fall color and winter vegetables.