Trap Grounds Allotment Association

Gardening Calendar

August

  • Ask neighbouring plot-holders to water courgettes and tomatoes if you are going away.
  • Courgettes should also be picked
  • Cut Jerusalem artichoke stems to a foot from the ground
  • Sow maincrop turnips
  • Stop tomatoes growing when there are four trusses (unless bush variety)
  • Hoe, hoe, hoe
  • Start sowing successional rows of winter spinach
  • Sow red cabbage in a sheltered spot for planting out in spring
Picture from allotment library
John Porter brings order to the compost chaos by Tony Hollander