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  • Joined Jan 2011
what can I plant now?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:31:19 am »
I've just cleared a big patch of my veg plot after a great crop of cabbage and brocolli (and cabbage white caterpillas which my chickens loved). I hate seeing bare earth so is there anything useful I can plant now? I was thinking about some garlic. Any suggestions welcome x


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Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 08:40:09 am »
i think spinach   chard   maybe Kale    chinese greens  mizuna mibuna    ....tho could be wrong    we've just palnted greens to overwinter in polytunnel :)

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 04:58:23 pm »
You could always go for some green manure and dig it in at the beginning of spring.


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 09:43:12 pm »
Garlic, onions, spinach. If you have some protection you might manage mixed salad leaves.
Just planted potatoes a couple of weeks ago in sacks. They will be moved to the poly as the temperature drops. Am also going to try cabbage and cauli in the poly over winter as Ive plenty of seeds so nothing to lose trying.


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Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 09:51:59 pm »
garlic, shallots, onions. all good to follow a brassica crop. but make sure you top dress in spring to add some nitrogen.


  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 06:55:33 am »

Perfect. Thanks for the advice. Will get digging this weekend! X


  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: what can I plant now?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 01:38:42 pm » has a brilliant monthly guide :)


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