I've got a tiny derelict garden and I'm going to turn half of it into a veg plot. I'd like to get going asap as I may only have the garden in its current state for 6-9 months (I'm impatient to get gardening!). Is there anything I can sow at the moment? Or do I need to be very patient and wait?
Thanks for any advice!
Join the club; they've been encouraging me not to leave it until next year. I've sown various things on my kitchen windowsill and plan to make a small raised bed (the bits of wood etc are now in the garage) where I'm going to sow some winter lettuces and radishes to start with.
Someone should write a book on 'gardening at the wrong time of year - how to start from where you actually are.'
Chinese greens will work too at this time, and I'm hoping to sow the packet of radicchio seeds that came free with Gardens Illustrated this month, worth a try. Onion sets are in the hort. merchants now, but if you've only got 6-9 months you may be cutting it fine to get a good sized crop up. Garlic can be planted too, though I don't until about December since reading the old-fashioned advice: 'plant on the shortest day, harvest on the longest day'.