2. Despite varying expert opinions on watering veggies in hot weather the best times to do so are early morning or evenings, both for conservation of water and plant care. If temperatures are hot during the day water droplets on leaves can magnify the suns rays causing scorching. A good soaking of plants every few days during hot dry conditions is better than little and often but don't flood the plants. Try to water around plants and avoid splashing soil/compost onto the foliage.
3. One way of conserving water is to plant water loving plants in the same area of ground together.
4. During the past few weeks in UK thunder storms and heavy rain showers have been frequent. If they have stopped you from working outside in the garden or down the plot maybe some maintenance jobs to garden tools or machinery can be done inside or tidy the shed, catch up on the record keeping of whats been sown and grown so far, or make a note of water leaks in out buildings now before the Winter weather sets in.
5. Epsom salt, (magnesium sulphate) has many uses in the garden or down the plot, aiding germination and chlorophyll production to mention just 2. Try adding 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts to 1 gallon of water, use on your houseplants every 6 weeks. The same mix is good for ailing Tomatoes as required.
6. This is a link to the R.H.S. veg sowing/planting planner, (PDF) (could be useful). Veggie Planner
7. With the decline of certain species of bee population and other insects, it may be worth learning how to carry out hand pollination of plants, now, before its too late!!
8. Next season it is one of my projects to sow and grow plenty of oriental greens. Some examples of these are: Komatsuna, Mibuna, Mizuna, Pak-choi. These veggies are suited to the UK climate (Summer and Autumn) and can also be overwintered with protection.
9. If you are juicing fruit or vegetables much of the left over pulp can be used in cooking other dishes if correctly prepared. Good on the compost heap if you don't have "cooking time".
2. Plant out Savoys, Cauliflowers and Kale.
2. If you are storing potatoes for later use, ensure any damaged ones are used, not stored.
3. Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes, leaving 4 or 5 trusses on each plant in general.
4. Turn your compost heap and spray with water if it is very dry.
5. Compost & manure heaps are atractive places for wasps to build their nests, so be wary when disturbing the heaps.