AUGUST SOWING GUIDE

AUGUST SOWING GUIDE

August Sowing Guide

In the open you can sow:

Baby leaves 

Beetroot*

Broccoli Raab

Cabbages – spring varieties such as April,   

            Copenhagen Market Early, Durham Early,

            Evergreen or Wheelers Imperial

Calabrese Marathon

Carrots*

Chicory

Corn Salad

Cress

Endive *

Florence Fennel – Orazio or Romanesco

Flowers – Calendula (Wintersun), Honesty, Larkspur

& beautiful Poppies (Black Peony, Shirley

Doubles & White Cloud))

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

Herbs – Basil (British), Borage, Caraway, Celery Leaf,                Chervil, coriander Filtro, Lavender, Marsh

                Mallow & Stridolo

Kale – Hungry Gap, Premier, Red Russian &

Scarlet

Kohl Rabi

Leaf Beat

Lettuce – massive range of varieties

Onions – SPECIAL OFFER  

Oriental veggies – Chinese Amaranth, Chinese         Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Choy Sum, Entsai                Komatsuna, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustard

                Leaves, Namenia, Okahijiki, Orach,                  Pak Choi, Shungiku & Tokyo Bekana

Parsley

Purslane, Summer and Winter*

Radish & Mooli Radish

Rocket 

Spinach – SPECIAL OFFER

Spring Onions – yes you can sow in summer!

Texel Greens*

Turkish Rocket

Turnips

* as autumn cools down 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