- Towards the end of the month, you can start sowing autumn crops, such as salad leaves and herbs; they'll be ready for the autumn, and if you make successional sowings, you can keep them going until the winter.
TO PLANT OUT
- Winter crops such as cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and leeks can be planted out into their final positions. You might have already started, and can continue, making successional plantings to spread out the eventual harvesting season.
- Salad leaves and lettuce can still be harvested, as can other salad crops such as radishes.
- Second early potatoes can be harvested, and towards the end of the month, maincrop potatoes. Other root vegetables such as carrots can also be harvested.
- Broad beans and peas will probably be finishing up their cropping by now and will start to be replaced by other beans such as French beans, climbing beans, and towards the end of the month, early runner beans.
- Courgettes can be harvested now - keep a close eye on them, they can grow several inches in a day, and should be harvested before they grow longer than 6 inches.
- Calabrese is now in season, summer broccoli, and can be harvested.
- Tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, chillies and sweetcorn will start ripening and can be harvested when ready.
- Annual herbs like parsley, chervil, coriander and dill will be cropping now, tender herbs such as basil and oregano, mint and other perennial herbs, and evergreen herbs such as rosemary, sage, bay and thyme.
- Tie in any growing beans, tomatoes, or cucumbers that require support.
- Keep an eye on any plants susceptible to fungal infections, such as potatoes and tomatoes with blight, and cucurbits (cucumber, melons etc) with mildew. Take action early - or irsk losing precious plants.