Quick! Quick! mid August

In five weeks' time we expect the Autumn Equinox, after which light declines in strength and duration. Plants with good-sized healthy leaves carry on growing- slowly!
                  Some seeds sown now will grow plants of a useful size ..to keep growing during shorter days.
                      Choose dwarf or speedy varieties of carrot, beetroot, lettuce and spinach; also
dwarf French beans and mangetout peas. A special word about pak choi! It starts quickly, and
can be eaten from small leaves up to large into the winter. Other salad leaves may also reward an
August sowing.
                    I'm still shortening the new trusses of tomato flowers and removing sideshoots; and it's
time for another liquid feed: double strength this week.

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