August in some parts of the world is still the height of summer but for us on the Isle of Man, it's usually the beginning of Autumn. As I sit writing I actually have a heater on under my desk! Before long, the rest of the northern hemisphere will be feeling the cold and those who grow their own veggies might be digging under the remnants of the garden and thinking about preparing the soil for next year.
There are still loads of vegetables that can be grown in these cooler days though and many of them can be grown in containers. Any vegetable that will grow in shady areas or that thrives in cooler climates will burst into fruition between September and early November. Fruition is a bit of a misleading word though since any plants that fruit or flower will need to wait for next year's sunshine.