No garden? Many crops can be grown in containers, so if you only have a small outdoor space – such as a patio or balcony – you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce.
Here are a few crops that can be sown this month, thrive in containers, and are easy to grow.
Swiss chard 'Bright Lights'
Our family loves this bright and beautiful vegetable, and it's a crop we grow every year. Seeds can be sown as late as July – sow them in cell trays, with one seed per cell. When big enough to handle, plant out into the vegetable garden 15cm apart, or transplant individual plants into large pots.
We keep a few pots of chard in the greenhouse over winter – the stems and leaves are delicious stir fried with garlic, chilli and ginger. Swiss chard 'Bright Lights' produces glossy green leaves above colourful red, white or yellow stems – if you don't have a veggie garden, it's attractive enough to grow in a mixed border.