In The Garden: July – October

• July: English spinach, peas and broad beans, spring onions and radishes. Divide and share, perennials such as rhubarb, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, globe artichokes, chives, garlic chives, horseradish, potato onions and shallots. Propagate cane fruit like raspberries, currants, gooseberries and silvan berries and loganberries.

• August: Potatoes, peas, broad beans, spring onions, Jerusalem artichokes, rhubarb divisions, chive divisions, oca (a tuberous oxalis relative that grows like a potato). And all the leafy greens: lettuce, rocket, Asian greens, celery and English spinach. In raised beds and warm spots start succession sowings of carrot, beetroot and turnips.

• September: Leafy greens, peas and broad beans. Roots like carrots, parsnip, beetroot, turnips and swedes, celery and silverbeet (or rainbow chard), brassicas like broccoli and cabbage, leeks, and the ubiquitous spring onions and radish. Chunky things too like potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, rhubarb and asparagus crowns. Start planting seeds of summer vegies such as tomatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, capsicum and sweetcorn in pots on a windowsill or greenhouse.