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What to Plant in August

There are still quite a few things you should be sowing in August to provide you with a good supply of food over the winter period, late croppers such as Spring Cabbage, Winter Roscoff Cauliflower as well as hardy lettuce are ideal. Although we think of lettuce as a summer crop, it is a surprisingly hardy plant and under a cloche or in the greenhouse it can be available throughout the winter. Spinach, Rocket, Mustard & salad leaves and Shinkinu spring onions, they will grow slowly but they will add a bit of bite to that salad.

A last sowing of turnips and some fast growing radishes. Plant out cauliflowers to grow on for the earliest crop, as well as hardy kales. If you have a bit of spare space in the polytunnel you can try sowing carrots that will give you a nice crop of baby carrots in late winter / early spring. Remember we also have our Irish Seed Savers Growing Calendar telling you what & when to plant, sow and harvest.

You can see our current range of seeds on our online shop here and remember, all the seeds grown at Irish Seed Savers, are 100% Organic and Open Pollinated.


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