Top 8 Great Herbs to Plant in August
Dill:Dill germinates easily from seed best planted to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inches in soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
Oregano:This perennial herb whose name is Greek for “joy of the mountain” also loves the August sun and heat and can stand light freezes and frost up to hardiness zone 5.
Thyme: thyme is a tough herb that can bear up through frost and even light freezes. It flourishes in full sunlight and dry, poor soil with a pH of between 5.5 and 7.0. Even though it’s an herb.
Sage:This hardy perennial can withstand temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Fahrenheit but loves sun and warm weather. Hardiness zones 4 to 10 are ideal for its growth, as are somewhat neutral soil that drains well.
Rosemary:The right conditions are full sun, warm temperatures, and soil that drains well. Rosemary can thrive in soil that’s quite acidic, with a pH as low as 4.5.
Winter Savory:There are two types of savory, summer and winter. Winter is the one you could plant in August, for it’s a perennial from the Mediterranean and simply loves hot weather.
Mint: Mint grows in many types of soils, even though it grows best in soil that is rich, moist, friable with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
Sweet Basil: They range from plants with tiny chartreuse leaves to plants whose leaves are large and purple. What they all love is hot weather and to be continually snipped.