Keep weeding and deadheading

Cut back and tidy up spring-flowering perennials

Cut down the faded foliage of bulbs, lifting and dividing clumps as required

Harvest vegetables as they come to maturity

Plant out tender vegetables

Sow chicory to force in winter

Peg down a few strawberry runners to make new plants


 From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence

Continue to harvest all crops as they mature

Japanese onions that were sown last year will now be ready to harvest

You may be able to harvest early potatoes towards the end of the month

Plant celery in trenches prepared during winter or spring

Sow red chicory

Continue to sow peas

Plant out runner beans

Keep sowing salad vegetables in small quantities at regular intervals

Plant out ridge cucumbers

Plant and sow marrows, courgettes, pumpkins and squashes outside

Sow turnips for an autumn crop

Sow Chinese cabbage and other Oriental vegetables

Plant out winter brassicas sown earlier

Plant out sweetcorn

Feed asparagus after flowering

Protect from carrot fly

Plant herbs in containers


From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence