August — Gardener’s calendar

 
ROTATIONAL CROPS

CABBAGE FAMILY

(Cruciferae)
Sow in trays or pots: spring cabbage; land cress; garden cress (from mid-month); mustard greens; Oriental greens; rapini; rocket; turnip greens

Sow direct: spring cabbage; land cress; garden cress (from mid-month); mustard greens; Oriental greens; summer & winter radish; rapini; rocket; swede (to mid-month); turnip (to mid-month); turnip greens

Harvest: broccoli; Asturian tree cabbage; summer cabbage; cauliflower (from mid-month); kale; kohlrabi; mustard greens (from mid-month); Oriental greens; summer radish; rocket; turnip


AMARANTH/BEETROOT FAMILY

(Amaranthaceae)
Sow direct: chard & leaf beet; spinach; winter spinach (from mid-month)

Harvest: leaf amaranth; beetroot; chard & leaf beet; orach; spinach


ONION FAMILY

(Alliaceae)
Sow direct: bulb onions (from mid-month); spring onions

Harvest: bulb onions; spring onions


PEA & BEAN FAMILY

(Leguminosae)
Harvest: broad beans; French & runner beans; peas


CARROT FAMILY

(Umbelliferae)
Sow direct: fennel

Harvest: carrots; celery & celeriac (from mid-month); root parsley (from mid-month)


POTATO FAMILY

(Solanaceae)
Harvest: aubergine; chilli & sweet peppers; second early potatoes; tomatoes


MARROW FAMILY

(Cucurbitaceae)
Harvest: courgette & summer squash; cucumber


SUNFLOWER FAMILY

(Asteraceae)
Sow in trays or pots: endive (from mid-month)

Sow direct: endive (to mid-month); lettuce; winter lettuce

Harvest: lettuce


MISCELLANEOUS
Sow direct: minutina; winter purslane

Harvest: minutina; New Zealand spinach; sorrel; sweetcorn; winter purslane

PERMANENT CROPS
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