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Vegetables to Sow in August

In August you can get really speedy results when you sow lettuce and salad leaf seeds. It’s also the month to start off the vegetables you want to enjoy eating towards the end of the year, such as cabbage, chard, radish and turnip.

In August you can get really speedy results when you sow lettuce and salad leaf seeds. It’s also the month to start off the vegetables you want to enjoy eating towards the end of the year, such as cabbage, chard, radish and turnip.

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Vegetables to sow in August

Wondering what veg to sow on the plot this month? Although there are over 50 varieties to choose from, be sure to spend a moment enjoying your garden and thriving crops first, because in August it is often looking its best. You can start planning your veg to sow this month, so you have plenty of plot to plate to enjoy in the colder months ahead.

Don’t forget to cover cabbages and chard with a cloche to protect them, and you’ll be rewarded with homegrown veg in time for winter roasts and hot pots. As many varieties of peas and beans come to fruition, replace them with more productive plants – how about some onion sets or garlic?

Pinch out the tips of any climbing shoots of runner beans if they reach the top of their supports. The side-shoots on tomatoes should be pinched out regularly and leading shoots tied to the supports. The tips of cucumber side shoots should be pinched out just two leaves beyond any developing fruit. If you have an empty space in your garden and you’re not going to sow anything more this year, sow green manure seeds to protect the nutrients in the soil during winter.

Check out our handy blog for more helpful tips and read our August allotment advice.