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ellied

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winter planting outdoors?
« on: September 23, 2011, 06:39:15 pm »
I don't have a polytunnel but wondered what, if anything, folk were planting to overwinter?

I've a bed nearly free and was just going to dig and manure it, but thought I'd ask first..  I have plenty of veg still growing, some of which will cope over winter but I'm just thinking about whether there are any earlies it's worth starting from scratch now?
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Plantoid

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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 10:55:49 pm »
Just bunged in 100 overwintering Japanese onions  ....type electric
 Four days ago I  sowed a small tub each of dwarf curly kale . over wintering cabbages , lettuces .
Also some chinese winter raddishes in a small box .
 I cling filmed the  containers , bunged then in the airing cupboard .. they sprouted yesterday so I put them on the north window sill in the house and removed the cling film .

 I reckon with this warm weather  I'll be able to carefully prick them out and bung them into some black poly covered warming up soil by Wednesday next week .

 You can also sow peas , broad beand and some types of late /early carrot ( well worth a chance )

Depending where you are located depends on your chances of success.

 "allotment.org.uk   " has a monthly listing of likely crops to sow etc ..you may find it useful to look back over the last month and forward a few.
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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 12:01:25 am »
Thank you for the www.allotment.org.uk link plantoid.  They have a wonderful plum cake recipe which I will be making tomorrow with golden gages  :yum: :)
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 11:56:59 pm »
This had inspired me to get more out of my garden this year.  thank you.  ;D :goat:

deepinthewoods

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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 10:15:21 am »
garlic goes in now, as do japanese overwintering onions as above.

Plantoid

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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 02:37:19 pm »
You might find less bolting of garlic if you try and guess out the first frost , then plant  the day after if it has broken .
 
Most of the big suppliers  of bulbs seem to indicate the start  of Oct to end of Nov for it.
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Blonde

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Re: winter planting outdoors?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 08:29:29 am »
I don't have a polytunnel but wondered what, if anything, folk were planting to overwinter?

I've a bed nearly free and was just going to dig and manure it, but thought I'd ask first..  I have plenty of veg still growing, some of which will cope over winter but I'm just thinking about whether there are any earlies it's worth starting from scratch now?
You can grow in a box with perspects over it this will act like a polytunnel   Help get your seedlings off to an early start for spring

 

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