Vegetable Gardening in Summer

 Work in the Vegetable garden in summer includes the provision of continuity of chosen vegetables such as Beans. Sweetcorn, Carrots, Beetroot etc. The sowing of the last potential crops of Sweetcorn and Beans should be completed in january but some of the others can be sown in February. At that time seeds for winter vegetables such as Broccoli and Cauliflower can be sown. The use of a sprinkler is the best way to apply water during the Summer. If possible give the garden a good soaking early nin the morning. Watering at night tends to encourage fungal diseases such as Downey Mildew.

Peas planted early will matire just before Christmas. Planted later than mid-October they will probably not handle hot days unless given some shade.

Early planting of tomatoes, using well-forward plants can work well for early tomatoes, but immediaately after planting they may need protection from bad weather.