Midsummer sowings

Dwarf BeansA mid summer sown row of dwarf beans and a zucchini are just what the doctor ordered to keep your garden ticking over. They’ll both be ready in a few months time – give or take – to land you with a most useful March harvest.

Broccoli, sown now, is also useful come Autumn. Tray sow a few now, and a few more each fortnight or month, until mid Autumn. The amount will depend on how many mouths you are feeding. One hurrah for this rubbish summer – it’s too cold for cabbage whites, leaving brassicas’ to grow hole free.

Though summer looks likely to skip our corner of the world, don’t let the despair stop you gardening. That steady supply of fresh vegetables to your kitchen is one of the most important jobs you do.

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