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What to plant in August in allotment


 
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Stpatrick
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: What to plant in August in allotment Reply with quote

Hi Guys

I have just prepared my soil and i am ready to plant. Can anyone recommend what i can plant now which will grow on a new site.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Stpatrick. - I can't reel off a list of things to plant now but one crop that could be very useful at a time when there aren't many greens around is Spring Cabbage and I planted mine a couple of days ago as per the instructions on the seed packet.

It should also be possible to grow a few lettuce and raddish.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any spare spaces where you aren't growing crops, you may as well sow green manure. Clover, Alfalfa, mustard, whatever. It'll improve the soil, and outcompete the weeds. I'm sowing white lisbon scallions, spring cabbage, rocket, oriental "stir fry" salad mix, spinach and a few leftover spuds in a bag, in the hope of a meal at xmas. Herbs are a good investment too. Oregano/marjoram, one fennel plant, chives, and a bay tree. They'll keep going, and get big enough that you'll be giving away divisions.
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