Posted: 16/08/2015 at 22:22
GWRS - The plot is such a big one, I wanted to plant up stuff, as ground became clear, and winter veg seemed to be the way to go rather than mulch and cover for Spring.
Already have some leeks in and cleriac. Bought another tray of leeks and have planted them in bunches to grow to pencil size in a nursery bed before planting out in place of spuds. In the spring they'll have been picked and something else can be planted to follow on.
Have also planted parsley and garlic chives for next year. Seem to recall rabbits, mice and rats don't like the smell of chives or garlic chives so the plan is to start planting them around the edges of the plot as close to the boundary as possible in rows. So a little bunny the other day, on neighbours plot, just disappearing into his cabbage patch
When do you plant out onions for next year. I plant garlic late September and plant onions in the Spring but keen to try anything new.
Took note of my compost area today, leaf mould has reduced to nearly nothing and I'm having trouble getting sufficient brown waste for the other compost heaps