Sustainable Garden Checklist - August

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Summer seems to be burning away too quickly so I am relishing this last month or two of hot weather before the cool weather of autumn. Some people call August the 'second spring' and that does lighten my step, imagining the new seeds I can sow before the first frosts.

Saying that, I find myself struggling to keep up with all the tasks to do in this deferred 'springtime', and have prepared a checklist below to keep me focused:

1. Pull out the remaining potato plants, harvesting gently with a garden fork to avoid poking holes in the taters and replace the empty plot by sowing carrot seeds that enjoy a frost.