Why not try something new this midsummer? There are many crops which, when sown after mid June, produce into late summer and autumn. Fennel, pak choi, red mustard, kohl rabi and broccoli raab all germinate and grow quickly. Keep them weeded and watered and they will produce leaves, stems or flower sprouts to add spice and crunch to salads and stir fries. Black radish is a another very useful crop. I sowed a row last July and it produced black spherical roots, some the size of tennis balls. Roasted, along with carrots, onions and parsnip and a touch of olive oil and maple syrup, they were very tasty, losing any strong radish flavour to a mild sweetness.
Seeds and more information can be found at the back of the big shed, along with beetroot, carrots, spinach, lettuce and spring onion seeds which can still be sown.
At the time of writing there are still courgettes, squashes, sweet corn, French and runner bean plants available on the table alongside the greenhouse. Fennel, cavolo nero and other kale plants will be put out as they become ready.