• Encourage runner beans up their supports.
  • Make sure potatoes are earthed up.
  • Remove all side shoots from tomatoes, and if some of the flowers have set, start to feed the plants.
  • If you are watering your allotment, do it early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid evaporation – and soak rather than splash.
  • Peg down strawberry runners.
  • Protect any fruit with netting.

Sow outdoors this month;

  • Calabrese
  • Carrots
  • Chicory
  • French and runner beans
  • Kohl rabi
  • Lettuce
  • Turnips and Swedes.

You might be eating your first early potatoes this month, along with beetroot, broad beans, globe artichokes, lettuce, peas, radish and rocket.


When you lift your first early potatoes, why not keep a few tubers aside and replant in a sunny spot. By late September they will need covering with cloches to protect them and then you could dig them up to have with your Xmas dinner.


Broccoli  –  Brussels sprouts  –  Cabbages  –  Celeriac  –  Courgettes  –  Cucumbers  –  French beans  – Sweet corn  –  Tomatoes.

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