What I’m Sowing and Growing in August

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide.

July continued the wet, windy and fairly cold weather from June, but the polytunnel tomatoes delivered and the low tunnels protected the peppers and gave us a brilliant harvest.

We’ve continued to break last years records for every week of the month and we smashed our previous records for July and the year as a whole.  We’ve harvested nearly £6,712 worth of veg so far in 2020 and a staggering £1,270 of that was in July and we’ve yet to add the onions to that tally.

The back gardenmy plot and the ‘winter allotment‘ are all fully planted, which is a big relief and we are now reaping the rewards and able to sit back and relax for a few months!   We re-panted the garlic/broad bean bed at the start of the month it looked like this:

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Last week it looked like this!

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I do a monthly video tour of the plots, the latest two you can find below.


So finally we get to July’s sowing and growing video!

August sowing and growing video

If you’re interested in the databases that I used to manage the allotments I also have a video and associated blog post about them.  The blog post has all of the details on how to get your own copy of the database (with or without my data) to customise as you wish.

I also have a fancy new database for tracking all of my seed packets.

Here’s a complete read-only view of the varieties database with all of my data.

Here’s what I sowed in July:

Here’s what I’m planning to sow in August

For completeness here’s a view of my sowing database for last year

Here’s a complete list of the varieties that I’m planning to sow in 2020

Watch out for the next video showing what I’m sowing in September, here’s a hint, quite a lot!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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