August

Vegetables & Fruit

Water your vegetable and fruit plants daily in warm weather.

Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready to promote new growth.

Feed tomato plants with tomato fertiliser and pinch out tops of tomato plants.

Plant out well-rooted strawberry runners into new beds for a good crop next year.

Harvest your fruit trees – cherries, plums and peaches should all be ripe now.

Cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leaving the new green canes for next years crop.

Tie in next years raspberry canes to support wires or fencing.

 

Top Tip

Keep an eye out for potato and tomato blight and remove and destroy and affected plants immediately to prevent spreading.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Deadhead flowering plants regularly.
  • Keep ponds and water features topped up.
  • Watering - particularly containers and new plants, preferably with recycled water or stored rainwater.
  • Harvest vegetables regularly as they become ready to promote new growth.