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25/06/2014 at 22:03

I found the article in GW mag about sowing winter veg and filling gaps with catch crops helpful in the July issue.

I'm gonna have loads of gaps and spaces come the end of July after spuds, onions, garlic and shallots are dug up. Brussels only went out last week and I've kale in modules which can go out soon, these are taking the place of bolted red cabbage...

Was going to sow chad, cauli, kohl rabi, turnip and mooli as winter veg and bienniel flowers to fill veg beds which become vacant later in the season. 

What's everyone else sowing...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/06/2014 at 22:51
Hi zoomer, im planning on pretty much the same as you, will autumn sow some cabbage for next year, very into oriental veggies as they grow so quickly, might do overwintering onions, not sure yet
27/06/2014 at 15:39

zoomer iv'e done well this time with overwintering onions that i planted in october last, red and white atb DD

27/06/2014 at 15:45

In July I will sow Eskimo carrots, which are supposed to survive cold winter weather and keep nice in the harsher conditions.  Not used them before, but am keen to find out.  And some winter cabbages too. 

27/06/2014 at 16:35

2 years running i,ve grown japanese onions. none seem to go to seed and do really well. i,m lifting them now.and fill the gap to summer ones

27/06/2014 at 18:44

wrinkly1 are you putting more onions in the space you have where the japs were ?

DD

27/06/2014 at 22:48

This will be the first time I've tried winter veg, was too late last year, I'm harevesting some stuff early to make room on the plot for winter veg.

Hope you do well with carrots BB2, I always struggled to grow them in the back garden so haven't tried them on the allotment.  

I harvested my swedes this week to make room for winter veg, it was a white French variety planted out early which didn't bolt. The swedes are tender but a good size.

Most of my onions and shallots are bolting but I'm still harvesting them. They were planted out early and I have a problem with nightmares tail and bindweed on the allotment so their roots have been constantly disturbed due to digging out weeds this year.   

28/06/2014 at 10:59
Im hoping my purple sprouting and kale will do ok, its been a while since ive done winter veg, never tried winter carrots, will wait and see what everyone elses are like, i have terrible trouble with carrot fly, am growing in pots at the moment
28/06/2014 at 16:34
Chinese cabbage and pak choi will go in the space where my broad beans and mange tout have just been cleared. Hope to try japanese onions and will sow broad beans in Oct.
28/06/2014 at 19:57
I've just sown some chard, spinach and white lisbon spring onions to overwinter. We've had a couple of good crops from some I overwintered last year, so I'm starting them off earlier this year as I have a gap. I may stick some more carrots in when my shallots come up, or just leave the ones planted between the shallots to get bigger. They're little round ones, I can't remember the variety off the top of my head.
28/06/2014 at 22:27
I planted some carrots about a week ago. Cat has been using the new bed as a toilet which is a pain, so they won't end up in neat rows as planted, if they come up at all.

Today I sowed some purple sprouting broccoli. But late, but hopefully it'll be alright...they have the best window sill in the house so will hopefully catch up a bit before being planted out in a few weeks. I've never grown it before but it seems like a good bet because its expensive in the supermarkets, and it grows over winter, what more could you ask for?
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