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Monday 3 August 2020

The Vegetable Plot - August

Push and pull

There’s plenty you can sow now if you have the space. Why not push in some seeds and grow cauliflower, endive, corn salad, red cabbage, radishes, spinach, stump rooted carrots and turnips?

If you have grown garlic you can be harvesting it along with shallots and herbs for drying. Maincrop celery could do with earthing up and endive, leeks and celery can be blanched. If you have grown cucumbers in frames and they are spent, clear them out now.

Sow some winter spinach in a nicely sheltered place. Feed tomatoes once a week after the first trusses have set. 

  • Keep cropping peas, beans and courgettes
  • Harvest carrots, beetroot, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers
  • Sow fast-growing lettuces like ‘Little Gem’ and ‘Tom Thumb’
  • Keep watering brassicas, broccoli, ridge cucumbers and tomatoes
  • Likewise, keep watering root vegetables
  • Prune summer-fruiting raspberries 

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