August SOWING GUIDE

August SOWING GUIDE

 

August Sowing Guide

In the open you can sow:

Baby leaves – SPECIAL OFFER

Beetroot*

Cabbages – spring varieties SPECIAL OFFER

Calabrese (Blue Wind & Marathon)

Carrots*

Chicory

Collard – Georgia Southern

Corn Salad

Cress

Endive*

Florence Fennel

Flowers – Calendula (Wintersun), Enyngium, Honesty, Larkspur & Papavers

Green Manures – Crimson Clover, Fodder Radish,Field Mustard & Phacelia

Herbs – Basil (British), Borage, Caraway, Celery Leaf, Chervil, Lavender, Marsh Mallow & Stridolo

Kale – Hungry Gap & Scarlet

Kohl Rabi

Leaf Beat

Lettuce

Mibuna

Mizuna

Mustard Leaf

Okahijiki

Onions – for overwintering: Ailsa Craig, Element, Kosma, Musona & Senshyu  

Oriental veggies – Chinese Amaranth, Chinese   Brccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Choy Sum, Komatsuna, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustard Leaves, Namenia, Okahijiki, Orach, Pak Choi & Shungiku

Parsley

Purslane, Summer and Winter*

Radish & Mooli Radish

Rocket 

Spinach – SPECIAL OFFER

Spring Onions

Texel Greens*

Turnips

* as autumn progresses these will need protection (cloches or fleece)

 

An unheated greenhouse or a polytunnel help to extend your season.  You can sow any of the following in seed trays or modules to transplant under cover for eating over the winter: Celery leaf, red and sugar loaf chicory, Chinese broccoli and cabbage, choy sum, corn salad, endive, fennel, land cress, lettuce, mibuna, mizuna, mustard leaf, salad rocket and senposai.