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What to Plant in August
August is an ideal time to plant seeds for a second gardening season that can be as productive as your major early spring plantings. Late summer is perfect for a delicious fall vegetable and herb harvest.
Listed below are flower, vegetable and herb varieties that are great to start planting in August based on the Hardiness Zone that you live in.
Beans (Zones 3-8):
Early August is the last practical sowing date for both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up.
Learn More: How to Grow Beans
Suggested varieties: Golden Wax, Scarlet Runner, Slenderette, Vermont Cranberry Shell
Cover Crops (Zones 3-10):
A great way to add nutrients to your soil for the following year is by growing fall/winter cover crops this fall. Start in August so they get some good growth before winter comes.
Learn More: How to Grow Cover Crops
Suggest variety: Fall Mix
Cucumbers (Zones 3-9):
Starting vine or bush cucumbers in August will lead to a delicious fall harvest. Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Cucumbers
Suggest varieties: Carolina, Calypso, Marketer
Flower (Zones 3-8):
August is the perfect time to plant those flowers for a beautiful fall harvest. There are many varieties that can be planted this fall and start blooming early spring.
Suggested Varieties: Marigolds, Alyssum, Snapdragons
Kale (Zones 3-9):
Planting kale now in mid-July through mid-August will yield an excellent harvest in the fall and winter.
Learn More: How to Grow Kale
Suggested varieties: Red Russian, Dwarf Siberian
Lettuce (Zones 3-8):
Sow lettuce in August for a fall crop. Try growing early harvest varieties that will produce a harvest before cold weather rolls in.
Learn More: How to Grow Lettuce
Suggested Varieties: All The Year Round, Mesclun Salad Mix, Spicy Salad Blend
Peas (Zones 3-7):
Green peas and sugar peas are good to plant in August in order to produce a moderate fall harvest.
Learn More: How to Grow Peas
Suggested varieties: Tom Thumb, Cascadia, Wando
Radishes (Zones 3-9):
Radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables around and are easy to grow. Plant now and you can have them ready in 30 days!
Learn More: How to Grow Radishes
Suggested varieties: Watermelon Radish, Comet, Black Spanish Round
Spinach (Zones 3-8):
Spinach is more of a cool weather vegetable and is great to sow in August for a tasty fall harvest.
Learn More: How to Grow Spinach
Suggested varieties: Red Kitten, Bloomsdale, Renegade
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A timeline of when New Yorkers can smoke marijuana, grow it, and sell it legally
Now that New York has legalized marijuana for recreational use, a new landscape is set to emerge for consumers.
Cannabis was already available for medical use and largely decriminalized in the Empire State. Still, the new law has some changes that will be more pronounced than others in daily life.
The timing of what becomes legal when can also be confusing. Retail sales of marijuana aren’t set to begin until mid-to-late 2022, for example.
In part, that’s because specific regulations need to be written by the Office of Cannabis Management and Cannabis Control Board. Those bodies are responsible for regulating the industry under the new law.
Here’s everything you need to know about when you can do what under New York’s new weed law:
Immediately: New Yorkers can now smoke marijuana outside in the same places where cigarette smoking is allowed
In 2019, smoking weed in New York became an offense that’s only punishable by a fine, and pedestrians in New York City can attest to its prevalence, regardless of the laws on the books.
Now, “if you can smoke tobacco there, you could smoke marijuana there,” according to the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat.
Smoking in schools, workplaces, and cars is still illegal, however. The Office of Cannabis Management and Cannabis Control Board may create further regulations that put more limits on where New Yorkers can smoke. Local municipalities may also choose to enforce stricter rules.
Immediately: New Yorkers will be allowed to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis
Under the new law, possession also becomes legal immediately. Adults over the age of 21 will be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis or 24 grams of concentrates.
Immediately: Marijuana offenses from non-violent convictions will begin to be expunged from criminal records
New York lawmakers said they would begin to automatically expunge records for people with previous marijuana-related convictions. The records that would qualify for expungement would include any activities that are “no longer criminalized” under New York law.
Soon: A new regulatory body will be chosen to oversee cannabis in New York
The law creates an Office of Cannabis Management and a Cannabis Control Board to regulate the industry. The board will have five members, three of whom will be appointed by the governor. Each legislative house will choose one member.
It’s not yet clear who will serve in these roles, but members are expected to be chosen soon as lawmakers have indicated that they hope for a fast roll out.
Norman Birenbaum, New York’s director of cannabis programs, and Axel Bernabe, an assistant counsel to Cuomo, have been the governor’s point people on cannabis reform and are expected to have a big hand in the state’s cannabis program moving forward.
Soon: New York’s medical program will expand
The new law also expands New York’s existing medical-cannabis program. The list of qualifying medical conditions for medical cannabis will be expanded, along with product options. Flower products, which are not allowed under New York’s medical program, may be permitted under the expansions.
Patients and advocates have long fought for these changes.
Changes to New York’s medical program may happen faster than when recreational sales are expected to roll out. However, an exact date is still unknown.
Soon: New York adults will be allowed to grow cannabis plants at home
New Yorkers over the age of 21 will eventually be allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants at home, with a maximum of three mature and three immature plants per adult. Each household, no matter the number of adults, will be limited to 12 plants.
By the end of 2021: Localities can opt out of allowing cannabis businesses, but not legalization
Localities within New York will be allowed to opt out of having cannabis businesses. They have until the end of this year to make this decision.
However, no locality will be allowed to prohibit cannabis overall.
Sometime in 2022: You can go to a store to buy a gummy or pre-roll
Adult-use cannabis sales won’t begin anytime soon.
Andrew Carter, an analyst at Stifel, said he expects recreational cannabis sales to begin in late 2022. Norman Birenbaum, New York’s director of cannabis programs, told Insider in February that he expects a program to be rolled out in 12-18 months, based on timelines in other states that have legalized.
That means if you want to purchase cannabis products at a licensed retailer, you’ll likely have to wait until summer or fall of next year.
Birenbaum said he expects it will take three to four years to create a market with the cultivation capacity and dispensary numbers to meet the demands of consumers.
Sometime in 2022: New Yorkers will be allowed to partake in cannabis at ‘consumption lounges’ and have weed delivered to their homes
The state plans to set up a new license that would allow people to consume marijuana on-site at various locations. Licenses for on-site consumption are limited to three per person, and owners of these licenses may not be able to qualify for other licenses, such as cultivation or retail.
New Yorkers will also be able to order cannabis products straight to their homes. More regulations around consumption lounges and cannabis delivery are expected later.