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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Ideas for planting in August Reply with quote

Whats everyones plans for August/September planting? I'm waiting til November for garlic but other than that, Im open to ideas! I've onions to be lifted but I have a gap now where peas and lettuce were.

Is it too late to plant some Kelvedon Wonder peas?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're down to the radishes here...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a few ideas off the top of my head for planting now - spring cabbage - it really is lovely in May and chinese leaves.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best things to plant in September (in my opinion) are Spring Cabbages. A To get the plants, sow the seeds now. I sow broadcast in trays, then prick out into modules, then plant out in final positions in September. Mulch them heavily with garden compost, and you'll be eating beautiful cabbages next April-June, when the only cabbages available in the shops are rubbish!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

too late for peas as they require 90 -100 days of growth to produce pods.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean, thanks for the info on what to plant and how to plant , I find if buying cabbage plants they are in big bundles or else in small trays , either too much or two little!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, spring cabbages sounds great! Any particular variety easy to grow?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're all pretty easy; this year I've sown: April, Flower of Spring, Durham Early, Spring Hero and First Early Market. I grow (and eat!) a lot of Spring Cabbage! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have planted seeds for spring cabbage directly into raised beds. Will they grow here or should I have started them in trays? I have done the same with onions, lettuce & mixed salad leaves. Will these all survive in the raised beds outside? Also I haven't applied any fertilizer / manure etc. What should I apply to each crop?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about leeks? If you didn't start your own earlier, you might be able to beg, borrow or buy some for planting out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Purple sprouting broccoli
Its nearly too late but worth a try if you can
Germinate them in a tray in the hot press then a window sill indoors then
a cold frame then into a raised bed then mulch
early Brocolli that keeps resprouting so Im Its my told 1st yr tryin
Best of luck
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seedaholic, the link is elsewhere on the site, has a very useful month by month guide to sowing. I've just bought some small white turnip, spring cabbage and brocoli rabe from them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try swiss chard or Spinach.

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