In many parts of the country this really is the last chance to sow rocket and salad and if the weather is cool cover with a cloche to encourage germination and growth.
This is a good time to replenish dried herbs, which lose their pungency after a period in storage. Ideal herbs for drying are Oregano, Sage, Mint and also if Thyme and Rosemary, although as hardy perennials they can be picked all year round.
With the tender Herbs Basil, Coriander, dill & Mint it is best to pot them up later in the month and bring in under glass ahead of any autumn chill.
There are several ways to dry herbs, one suggestion is blanching for just one minute and then strip leaves from stalks, lay on tray in the oven on lowest possible setting with door open to allow any moisture to escape. This takes about 30 mins and when completely cool place in air tight jars.