August is a fantastic month to begin to sow seeds and prepare for harvest later on in the year and spring. Planting this time of year will allow the plant to absorb some lovely sunshine and warmth before the colder weather sets in.
Although, If you are still eager to keep your harvesting season going, veg like radishes and salad leaves will provide a quick crop.
Here are our top recommendations for planting in the month of August…
Veg to plant in August…
Spring onion prefers the cooler temperatures, so planting in August and September will make for a lovely harvest in spring.
(Spring onions are great to grow in containers if you are short for space)
Kale is good one to sow this month to ensure it has enough time to mature and survive the colder months.
Spinach can be grown towards the end of August going in September for harvest in October and then into spring.
Radishes are a fantastically fast growing vegetables, great to sow now for harvest for October.
Flowers to plant in August…
This wonderful and vibrant flower can be sown this month for blooms next spring.
The California poppy is one that will brighten up any garden space and will survive the colder weather, being a hardy annual.
Cornflowers are a wonderful little wildflower that can be sown now for blooms next spring.
Nigella or ‘love in a mist’ is a beautiful and popular plant that can be sown now for next year.