August is that odd month. Summer is coming to a close and the days are slowly drawing in and becoming darker, yet it’s still warm and you want to be out in the garden. It’s also when most of us are on holiday, usually the last bit of time we have for summer relaxation.
Dry weather allows give you the time to paint the shed, the garden fence, and any other wood with a preservative. Get it done now to protect them, and keep them looking fresh during the winter months.
Growing veg – nearly at an end!
August is still a great time for seed sowing – leafy foods like, salad leaves, beetroot and lettuce can be grown well into the autumn months. And because other veg like peas have already seeded, you have plenty to space to extend into.
Why not try something a little different like Pak Choi or a stable like winter spinach.
As it’s often the hottest time of the year, the greenhouse can get too hot for your plants, causing them to wilt. Remember to open the window, and allow some cool air in to ensure your plants grow healthily, and stay healthy.
If you haven’t already – think about next year. Now is the time many shops sell off seeds, cheaply! Have a quick think about what you want to grow from seed next year, and purchase your seeds now at a fraction of the price they will be next spring, and store them in a cool, dry place.