"this year ive decided to try winter veg ( mainly because i was so bord last winter with no veg to be checking on). ive got PSB, Kale and swiss chard in the ground now. ive also got little spring cabbages growing in pots ready to plant out at the end…"
"Sue - I planted green manure for the first time last Autumn, it was a general "Winter Mix" from www.greenmanure.co.uk and I was quite pleased with the results. It was pretty simple: sow, wait for it to grow, then dig it over and leave it…"
"Just about to sow some pak choi for the first time. I have also sown green manure (red and white clover) on my bare potato patch ready for the garlic at the end of October. Hope this doesn't mean I am going to be overrun with clover. I have…"
"Going to attempt Onions since 2 years of spring planting have yielded no results (didnt get bigger or got eaten) so going to see if overwintering does anything.
Also planting some purple raddsihes for autumn harvest as I ran out of room for them in…"
"In the ground I have Sprouts (Peer Gynt) Purple sprouting, variety's slip my mind but i know i have 2 , 1 early 1 late .
Kale and Ruby chard is looking good but the the leeks are suffering with leek moth. I noticed it a few days ago so plan to…"
"Kale, (2nd sowing, 1st little seedlings been eaten by ? rabbits already), some parmex carrots in a pot, some rocket and pea shoots under cover, some more beetroot and little gem lettuce just sown in modules and have just slung in a short row of pak…"
"I'm growing dwarf kale, purple sprouting broccoli, fizz kale, leeks and flower sprouts. I shall also be planting some winter lettuce and winter spring onions. I only started growing veg last year and I still have so much to learn."
"You could also consider growing some green manure, although you won't be able to eat the results it should improve the quality/texture of the soil. I don't manage to create even of my own compost, and it's too difficult to get large…"
"This is my first time growing veg and I chucked in everything the garden centre had to offer in plug plants (no greenhouse or non-dog-accessible windowsills!)
Now that I have harvested my spuds, carrots and parsnips I have a 3 x 3 ft patch which I…"
I got my allotment last month and my husband has been busy clearing it and digging beds, so far we have brocolli and cauli [donated from another grower] and I have some cabbages to put in, I am also doing potatoes in bags although I am…"
"Much the same as many of you - I have leeks intercropped between globe artichokes in one bed, purple sprouting broccoli, red brussels sprouts for xmas (4 each of 'Rubine' and 'Falstaff'), and I'm waiting for dry weather to…"
"This is a great thread - I have just taken on a new allotment after nearly 4 years away from allotmenteering, and as per usual need to clear away myriad weeds and grass (and rubbish) to make it usable. Was trying to remember what I could plant at…"
"We only moved to this house in April - didn't stop me growing veg though! Have ordered 5 types of garlic, 2 hardneck and 3 softneck; have been succession-sowing lettuce, chard, spring onions, lambs lettuce and other hardy salad stuff for the…"