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Tuesday 2 August 2016

The Vegetable Plot - August

Sow and go

Should you be feeling energetic and inclined there’s plenty of sowing and growing you can do. Fast-growing lettuces such as Little Gem and ‘Tom Thumb’ will keep your salads coming.

Sowing cauliflower, endive, cress, red cabbage, spinach, turnips and radishes will add to your vegetable platters while Chinese cabbage and Chinese Kale make great autumn salads and stir-fries.

Early potatoes can be dug up and dried for next year’s seeding while herbs are there for the gathering. Protect your fruit as best you can from wasps, birds, earwigs, slugs and snails.
  • Clear out spent cucumbers
  • Prune summer-fruiting raspberries
  • Earth up maincrop celery
  • Lift spring-sown onions
  • Harvest shallots
  • Water copiously broccoli, marrows and tomatoes   

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