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August Gardening Tips

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. Shinkinu spring onions, Spinach, Rocket, Mustard and salad leaves can all still be sown and will add a bit of bite to that salad.

It’s not too late for 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. We’d recommend to start growing squashes in modules now, rather than September. Click here to see our “What to plant now” section of our website.


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