Don’t limit yourself to summer crops – now is the time to start planting everything from carrots to leeks and hardy salad leaves
It’s high summer and your vegetable plot is inordinately productive. For the vast majority of grow-your-owners, May to September represents delicious abundance, while October to early spring implies miserly dearth. To understand that this is not the case takes a leap of faith and a commitment, but trust me: this gardening graduation from fair-weather, sun-kissed hobbyist to rosy-cheeked, thermal-donned buccaneer will reward you well. Crinkled savoy cabbages and Tuscan kales of the deepest emerald green, succulent spears of purple sprouting broccoli, crunchy, sweet, finger-sized carrots and plump leeks are all easily within your reach. Is there a catch? Well, only that you need to act now to reap the benefits later.