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Grow your own jobs for August

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There can almost be too much to harvest in August, especially tomatoes and runner beans. At the plot, watering is a priority and there's veg you can plant for now for crops later in the year.

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What to do in August


  • Keep picking cucumbers
  • Harvest tomatoes
  • Sow carrots for a treat next year
  • Water and feed peppers


  • Water if the weather is dry
  • Watch out for blight
  • Harvest maincrop potatoes
  • Make compost
  • Tidy up strawberry plants
  • Plant winter brassicas
  • Pick sweetcorn
  • Deal with gluts

The rest of the garden

Read our guide to gardening jobs for August.