August Garden Tips

  • Sow winter veggies like cabbage, broccoli, spinach, kale and brussels sprouts for winter/spring use.

  • Harvest vegetables as they mature and pick herbs to be dried for use later in the year.

  • Pinch out the tips of tomato plants and feed them with low nitrogen fertilizer to direct energy into ripening fruit.

  • Cut old raspberry canes back to ground-level but leave younger canes, which will be slightly green: they will bear next year’s fruit.

  • Don’t forget to thoroughly water newly installed trees, shrubs and hedges.

  • Try planting some Autumn Crocus and Colchicum. These “magic” bulbs will bloom in Sept/Oct. for a very pretty show.