Tomato

August Jobs

There is something about the glow of a warm August evening, the light seems thicker and warmer like a cosy pair of socks. There are a plethora of sun ripened fruits to be harvested and everything seems to be reaching that summer crescendo. August is the month of tomatoes, there is an overwhelming delight in that first sun ripened tomato and the taste never disappoints, which explains why we continue to grow them year after year.

 

August sow

 

Even as late as August I’m still sowing for successional crops;

chard

chicory

coriander

lettuce

spinach

spring onions

parsley

oriental greens

 

August grow

 

Continue to grow your winter crops to take over from the summer salads and tomatoes;

purple sprouting broccoli

squash

cauliflower

cabbages

 

August harvest

 

August in any garden should be full of abundance when it comes to harvesting and it doesn’t stop at just tomatoes;

strawberries

radish

salad leaves

tomatoes

parsley

peas

second early potatoes

chillies

peppers

basil

beetroot

french and runner beans

courgettes

cucumbers