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Dans

  • Joined Jun 2012
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Anything to plant now?
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:47:50 pm »
Hi All,

Is there anything at all I can plant out at this time of year?  My beds are looking really bare and empty and I'm wondering if anything can go in to over winter? Have I missed it all?

Currently have tommies still ripening, and lots of courgettes still coming lol.

I'm just south of Midlothian.

Dans
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Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Anything to plant now?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:51:33 pm »
You can put in Japanese onions which ripen mid year next year.
You could plant spring cabbages, and kales for an early picking next year.
Garlic - traditionally plant it on the shortest day and lift on the longest (I think I have that right).
You could also plant broad beans in pots - plant out in the spring and you'll get an earlier crop next year.
I know a grower who also sows spring onions and over winters them.
Under cloches you could also sow winter salads, spinach.

If your not planting anything to eat - plant a green manure to retain what goodness is there and also to add some green material back into the soil.  Don't leave the beds empty.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 08:58:21 pm by Carse Goodlifers »

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Anything to plant now?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 10:16:22 pm »
Last months home farmer mag. had a ' postage payment only ' package of seeds for winter.
In them are onions, lettuce ( all year round), beans, peas, cabbage. Cannot remember what else I got.
Kale, onions and garlic can all be planted in the next month or so.

I have sprouts, leek and sprouting broccoli occupying some areas too.

At least there are less problems with pests for these plantings  ;D unlike the caterpillars or aphids of this summer  :rant:

 

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