Posted: 22/07/2016 at 18:06
Beechgrove is right up in the far north east of Scotland so their soil takes ages to warm up and dry out for direct sowing and then has a short growing season. I would expect modules sown under cover and kept protected would be streets ahead for many crops, especially those that don't like root disturbance such as thinning or pricking out.
Verdun, as ever, you forget the benefits of gardening right down in the balmy south west of England which makes a huge difference to what and when you can sow and grow whether in the ground or in modules.
I do love the way Beechgrove does organised trials on methods and timings and feedings and pruning and so on with fact sheets to boot. Interesting and very useful.