Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:34
Lucy, I would forget about Maincrop for this year. Your own First Earlies are the ones to go for.
Maincrop are in the ground for so long, and for a first-time gardener the professionals do it better.
I know lots of gardeners will disagree, but use the ground for crops you can't buy of the same quality that you could grow. Beans; broad, runner and French, Lovely lettuces. All the squash family. Small carrots. The choice is endless.