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Autumn vegetable growing, What can I sow now end August?


 
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Mala
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Autumn vegetable growing, What can I sow now end August? Reply with quote

Any suggestions on what to grow for winter? What can I sow now - rocket, lettuce? Am I too late for sugar-peas? I'm in Dublin, by the way, and hello gardeners!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mala. In reply to your question, have a look here.... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about323.html
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, thanks, GPI, that's excellent. I'm thinking about putting in some tares to condition the soil for next year; I was also wondering about mushroom compost - dunno where to find it, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Autumn vegetable growing, What can I sow now end August? Reply with quote

Mala wrote:
What can I sow now - rocket, lettuce? Am I too late for sugar-peas?


Winter lettuce would be ok (possibly variety Winter Density), but you may need a cold frame. Try a romaine or
butterhead variety. Its a bit late for sugar peas, maybe chance some carrots.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mala wrote:
I'm thinking about putting in some tares to condition the soil for next year; I was also wondering about mushroom compost - dunno where to find it, though.



Good idea on the tares. Also crimson clover (Trigonella foenum graecum) or mustard (Sinapsis alba) will fix nitrogen, add organic matter and really improve the soil as they rot down. The growing of these are good practise especially in areas where hungry feeders have been or will be grown.

On the mushroom compost location, I think you should find out from the Irish Mushroom Growers Association,
Irish Farm Centre,
Bluebell,
Dublin 12.
Tel: (01) 450 0266

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, the clover's a good idea. I'm ordering some seeds and a catalogue from Chiltern Seeds; maybe I'd get some there.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mala,
for bulk ORGANIC clover seed in Ireland try http://www.fruithillfarm.com/ .
You get a lot of seed for 10-12 euro, but postage is a bit heavy. They are near Bantry, Co.Cork

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