What to do in your garden in August 

Here's what to buy, plant, and watch for in your part of the West 

In all regions, it's time to start planting for fall and winter crops.

In Northern California start your root vegetables ― beets, carrots, turnips and potatoes.

In Southern California, the Northwest, and the Southwest, think about broccoli and its kin (brussels sprouts,  cabbage, cauliflower, etc.).

And in the Rockies, go for lettuces, bok choy, radishes, and more.

All regions can grow colorful carrots like 'Yellowstone', 'Purple Haze,' and 'White Satin' (pictured left).

Get the complete checklist for where you live:

Northern California

Southern California

Northwest

Southwest

Rocky Mountain states