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doganjo

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empty raised beds - what next
« on: September 04, 2013, 07:34:40 pm »
My brassicas were doing fine till those pretty white flying things found a way in - and out. :rant:  So my hens are enjoying what is left while I try to find closer woven netting.  That bed is now free.

My onions are all inside now, half that bed has been planted with different types of lettuce, so half of that bed is free too.

Any ideas what I can plant now?
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Ina

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 07:59:12 pm »
I've sown some lamb's lettuce and winter radishes; still have some rather late parsley and sprouting broccoli to go in, too. (My cabbages are somewhat "holey", too....)

doganjo

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 08:09:40 pm »
I think the netting is better in the big bed where the onions were so might try broccoli there. 

Still have some peas, beans, beetroot and potatoes to harvest and lots of different kinds of tomatoes - red, yellow, purple (boy are they sweet!)
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bloomer

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 08:12:03 pm »
another month or so and you could put some broad beans in for an early crop in june!!!

doganjo

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 08:15:26 pm »
I could - if I liked them  :innocent:
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escapedtothecountry

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 08:55:03 pm »
Broad beans..... Ughhhh.... Easy to grow.... But I'd struggle to eat them. Ever since I was for ed as a kid. I'm getting some new onion sets in over the next few weeks.

doganjo

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 08:55:54 pm »
To be honest I have loads of onions so don't need any more.
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escapedtothecountry

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 09:07:08 pm »
I can never have enough... courgettes on the other hand........

doganjo

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 09:31:16 pm »
I gave myself severe heartburn last night and can still taste the  onions from my baked potato with cheese and onion.  Half way through a bottle of coke  :innocent:  Brushed my teeth 6 times - can still taste it - just a teensy red one too. :eyelashes:
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hexhammeasure

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 06:47:34 pm »
i'm growing loads of komatsuna, wa wa chai cai, pak choi and tsai tai - great tasting greens for winter
 
Ian

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Re: empty raised beds - what next
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2013, 10:39:27 pm »
Depending where you are, it might be worth trying some spring cabbage. They should be sown July/august so you'd need to be quick.

 

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