Shortening days is not all bad news! As the nights start to noticeably draw in, it's easy to feel like summer has peaked and the season is coming to an end. Whilst this may be true for some things in the allotment, shorter day length means we can again start sowing those 'long day' plants which over the summer months have been nearly impossible to keep from running to seed..
Take a look at the list opposite for an easy list of things to sow now. All seeds available for around £1 each at Tamar Organics. Organic veggies on a budget!
Sow all of these in August and they'll be perfectly behaved autumn crops.
Spinach (leaf beet and/or salad types)
Oriental leaves (cut & come salad mixes)
Coriander & Dill
Pak Choi/Tat Soi/Bok Choi
Lettuces and Salad Leaves
If you've got a spare patch or bed, divide it into 8 sections and sow a small patch of each of the above. All of these are happy in regular garden soil - no need for extra compost. Sow seeds shallow and thinly. Autumn greens sorted!