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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: winter planting Reply with quote

Myself and a few others have just been given a small allotment and are wondering what we can plant for the winter, any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medicinebear, carrots and peas can still be sown if you have a cold frame or tunnel in a mild areas.

You can also plant autumn onion sets for a crop in early to mid-summer next year.

Garlic can still be planted in mild areas having free-draining soil.

Radishes, mustard cress, and winter lettuces can be sown in grow-bags under glass, in a poly tunnel or on a windowsill.

Above all, this time of year is a good time for digging over vacant areas of the vegetable plot, as the approaching cold weather will help to improve the soil structure by breaking it down into crumbly particles. After digging, cover any vacant ground with black polythene, to prevent re-colonisation by weeds.


More here......
What Vegetables to Sow Now for Winter and Spring.
and here........
How to grow new potatoes for Christmas.

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