Jobs to do in the garden in August

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Continue to harvest food crops as they ripen, including damsons and plums, maincrop potatoes, salad onions and garlic, peas and sweetcorn. If you leave garden produce in the ground, it will encourage pests and disease, which will lead to problems in later months and years. If you store fruit or vegetables, make sure that each piece is completely dry and sits sufficiently apart from the next so they do not rot.

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