Posted: 31/10/2014 at 05:38
Have you got a greenhouse?
My first sowings will be onion seed into the greenhouse between boxing day and new year. Onion sets are a lot easier for beginners with no glasshouse.
Parsnips and carrots can go straight in the soil in rows from march. Do not add muck or you get forked roots.
Potatoes go in from march, you can get the soil preparation done over winter, incorporate loads of compost or well rotted farm yard manure.
I have had good results with a courgette called black forest, far too many for us, and ending up with three huge marrows when i stopped picking for a couple of weeks. Again these like a rich soil. You can grow on top of a pile of muck or compost.
I grow climbing french beans, sowing one seed to a three inch pot, under glass at the beginning of May, and planting out at the end of May. I grow runner beans the same way. I dont grow the dwarf variety, the slugs decimate them