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Vegetable seeds to sow in November

Take a look at some of the vegetable seeds you could be sowing in November, including beans and salad leaves.

Though it's chilly outside, there are some vegetable seeds that you can sow in November. 

To boost your chances of success, try sowing seeds in a heated propagator or greenhouse. For more tips, take a look at how to protect plants over winter.

For many crops, sowing in autumn will reward you with an early harvest the following year. Some flowering plants can be sown now, too – take a look at five flowers to sow in November for ideas.

Discover five vegetable seeds to sow in November, below. 

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Broad beans

Broad beans can be sown in the ground in autumn or alternatively in pots. Take a look at this quick video clip, as Monty Don demonstrates how to sow broad beans in autumn.

Salad leaves

Salad leaves like mizuna, mustard and spinach are an easy win. Try sowing indoors on a bright windowsill for winter pickings. Here's how to make your own salad mix. 

Spring onion 'Performer'

Hardier varieties of spring onion, such as 'Performer', can be sown in autumn for winter and spring harvests. It does well in pots, making protecting the young plants easier, too. Protect in a greenhouse or with cloches. 

First early peas

Sow first early peas like 'Meteor' and 'Kelvedon Wonder' in autumn to overwinter, providing harvests in early spring. Protect the peas from slugs, birds and mice by growing in covered containers.

Chillies

Chilli peppers, such as 'Apache' and 'Medusa' can be sown anytime of year, to be grown indoors on the windowsill. In November, when the days are shorter, you'll want to provide them with warmth, and the brightest spot possible. 
Sow first early peas like 'Meteor' and 'Kelvedon Wonder' in autumn to overwinter.

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