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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: july august planting Reply with quote

This is my first year veg gardening (with great success!) But now I'm thinking forward towards winter veg. What should I be putting in for germination over the next couple of months. I hear Chinese cabbage do well. Where can I get seeds. Are there potatoes I can sow now for winter harvest. All advice an tips gratefully received Patrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most important thing to sow now (or in the next couple of weeks) is the seed of Spring Cabbage. Any of the many varieties will do - Flower of Spring, April, Durham Early, Wheeler's Imperial etc. I'm sowing mine this week in trays; I prick them out into modules when they're big enough, and pot them up into individual 4" pots later on. I plant them out then as ground becomes available, any time before mid-September. You'll be eating them from next March onwards. You can also sow late carrots - Autumn King is a good variety. And you can also plant out leeks and Winter Cabbage now (if you can get the plants).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: july august planting Reply with quote

walshep wrote:
I hear Chinese cabbage do well. Where can I get seeds.



Spot on walshep, you can get in some Oriental vegetables and possibly overwintering onions.
You can still sow quick maturing salad vegetables such as summer lettuce, radish, rocket, sorrel, chicory and fennel.
Also sow spring cabbage and turnips.

walshep wrote:
Are there potatoes I can sow now for winter harvest.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info guys. Got me early cabbages in germination but really interested in the oriental veg slant. Am an ex chef so what I can grow and where to get seed would be really helpful. Know nothing about the climate requirements for all the wonderful orientals. will experiment with turnip varieties....am at 690ft in Wicklow but with good ground and southern exposure
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oriental greens do well at slightly cooler temperatures as they are inclined to bolt in the heat, You can get mixed or single varieties. I used to like a mixed packet from Thompson and Morgan called Nice n Spicy. You can order it on their website.
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