WHAT TO SOW & GROW IN ...... AUGUST

Indoors or under glass

Direct outdoors

  • Winter flowering pansies can be sown now for colour in the cooler months
  • Sow violas now to over winter and provide fresh colour in the spring
  • Sow winter lettuce in modules to plant out later this month
  • Parsley, coriander and chervil can be sown in seed trays now for growing under glass
  • Type hereIf you have a greenhouse you can still make sowings of dwarf beans for an autumn crop
  • Winter hardy spring onions should be direct sown now for crops next spring
  • Make final sowings of spring cabbages into seed beds now – they are a great crop to have in April
  • Sow raddichio outdoors now for use in an autumn salad leaf
  • Sow land cress outdoors now to liven up your salads this autumn and winter
  • Swiss chard can be sown in drills now for autumn baby leaves or to over winter for a spring crop

WHAT TO DO IN THE GARDEN

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  • Dead head bedding and perennial plants to stop them self-seeding and to encourage further flowering into the autumn
  • Cut back herbs now to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves you can harvest before the first frosts
  • Collect ripened seed and store for next year. Leaving some seed heads can be attractive and allows the plant to self seed in surrounding soil
  • Check for cabbage white butterfly eggs under brassica leaves and squash any that you find. Alternatively use nematodes to kill the caterpillars
  • Water sweetcorn plants regularly now and feed with tomato feed to get the best cobs. Sweetcorn is ready when you can pop a corn with your thumbnail and the juices are milky
  • Mow wild flower meadows now to help scatter the seeds
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