Posted: Today at 09:33
Im growing the same this year, have you seen hot beds? I wonder if that might be a good method on an allotment .
In the past ive made wind breaks from pound shop tunnel cloches assembled with caned through the seams instead of the wire that comes with them, then push one end of the canes in the ground, you end up with what looks like a beach windbreak, but seethrough
I will be using one of those cheap plastic greenhouses to grow mine, not sure if that would work on an allotment, it depends how exposed and blowy the site is.
Another thing ive found that helps are those silver/reflective windscreen sheilds, either used as a ground sheet and planted through or behind the plants to reflect light and heat, again, i get them from the cheapo stores, they only last a season, so theres no messing around packing things away at the end of the season