- You can sow salad crops such as lettuce under cover, and also spinach and chard.
- Broad beans can be sown direct into the soil, or into pots, preparing for next year.
- You can sow peas in half guttering - this will make them easy to plant out. Peas and beans sowed now and overwintered outside will be hardier and stronger for next year.
- There is much to harvest in the garden - starting with salad leaves.
- Runner beans and French beans should be in full flow by now - keep harvesting them and they will keep cropping for weeks to come.
- Maincrop potatoes should be harvested now - the tops should be dying back by now.
- Root crops like carrots and beetroot will be ready. Try to cook or eat carrots as soon as you can after pulling them, while they're still sweet, and harvest young too if you can.
- Tomatoes should have started ripening last month - they should be in full flow by now.
- Squashes will be ready for harvesting, probably by the end of the month, although it's a little early for pumpkins yet.
- Enjoy the last of the cucumbers - they will be finishing soon
- 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.
- As crops die down, clear them away. Compost them where you can, although diseased leaves, such as mildew on pumpkins, cucumbers etc should be thrown away and not put on the compost bin.
- Start clearing up the greenhouse ready for the autumn and winter, as crops die down. With the sun getting lower, you can start removing shading from the greenhouse.