Don't be disheartened if you're still waiting on your crops;, you are not alone!
My Runner Beans are a good three weeks behind on last year and whilst I am picking French Beans, they are certainly not as bountiful as in previous years.. We'll just have to hope for that Indian summer!!
What this weather IS good for, however, is SEED SOWING!
Damp, warm soil is absolutely perfect for seeds - much better than hot and dry weather - so if you do anything this weekend, get some seeds in the ground, or in module trays for planting out later if you don't have the gaps right now.
This week I have sown;
I have sown all but the rocket, radish and leaf salad in module trays, as I know I will have gaps in a month or so that I can pop the seedlings into.
The Chard and Perpetual Spinach plants will last through the winter in most places; I was cutting right up until April this year from a sowing made last September. The lettuces will also persist until first frosts, which can be as late as December, so quite worthwhile doing.
ALL OF THE ABOVE (bar the Cavolo Nero) can be sown right up until September, Indian Summer or not!
Other things to sow now that will (most probably!) give a harvest before winter;
Tips for the Perfect Veg Garden in AUGUST
Plenty to do! But that's the joy of being a gardener, right?!
Screw all this 'Five A Day' rubbish; make it 'Ten A Day' and you can make this one of them!
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