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xillent

  • Joined Jan 2009
Any ideas on what to plant now
« on: August 23, 2010, 09:16:17 pm »
This is a long shot. We've just lifted our Onions and Garlic from one of the beds. So it annoys me that it's lying empty. Anybody got a good idea on what we could plant to make use of the bed. The other beds are all full. I may just plant comfrey.

dizzy1pig

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 09:24:47 pm »
now is time to sow..
sweet william, wall flower for spring flowering then replant when big enough
or you could still sow salad leaves keep under fleece or cloche and be ok still
maybe some onions from seed

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 09:47:48 pm »
Dont get worried about empty plots, ground needs to recover . I mulch my empty beds in Autumn(not to be used as root beds next year) with a good deep layer of poo then dig in in late spring. Keeps the weeds away and a beautiful manured plot ready to hit the ground,pardon the pun, running in spring.

scattybiker1972

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • wirral
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 01:02:50 pm »
green manures to dig in  help keep ground from leaching minerals and help keep weeds down  while lying fallow.can be used as part of your crop rotation system

smallholder in the city

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Lincolnshire
    • HootersHall
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 07:50:02 pm »
I've just planted some chinese cabbages and red kale. First time I've planted these so we'll have to see how sucessful they are. I've also got some cut and come again lettuce still going.

Frieslandfilly

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 09:34:19 pm »
Turnips and spring cabbage

xillent

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 10:31:03 am »
Thanks for that. I agree with all of the comments. Most of the other beds will be fallow over the winter it just seems too early to leave this one empty. Might try the neeps option.

RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 12:20:19 pm »
in a few weeks time , you could try some wheat, oats, barley or rye... or , all of them !!! If you did , just make sure you get winter types of the wheat , oats and barley . Oats and rye are almost un failable , sow them and they WILL grow . They would produce next year though , so you would be using your veg space if you are short on ground .

cheers

Russ

xillent

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Any ideas on what to plant now
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 02:06:38 pm »
that's a thought. What could i use them for? porridge :-[

 

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