August can also be one of the driest months of the year - combined with a lot of sun this can pose a danger to your plants. Make sure you feed and water regularly to avoid splitting fruit and keeping everything as happy as possible.
Below is our straightforward guide to which fruit and veg you can plant in August, as well as which will be ready to harvest if you’re already growing.
For instructions and advice on how to grow fruit and veg in containers and small spaces, read our guide.
Sow outside directly into soil (containers, beds and borders will all work, whether in a garden or on a balcony). Note: if you’ve already sown these indoors and they’ve sprouted, it’ll be time to move them outside providing the weather is good.
|Beetroot||Broccoli (for a spring harvest)||Brussels sprouts (for a spring harvest)||Cabbages (for a spring harvest)|
|Carrots||Carrots (late varieties)||Cauliflowers (for a spring harvest)||Lettuces|
|Onions||Rocket||Turnips (late varieties)|
Take a look at our guide to growing fruit at home to find out more.
Ready to harvest
If you already have crops growing, or if you’re just interested to know what’s in season, the fruit and veg usually ready to harvest in August are:
|French and broad beans||Garlic||Carrots||Celery|
|Radishes||Spinach||Spring onions||Summer squash|