With the arrival of October, you can look forward to next year’s harvests by sowing some tasty vegetables now.
This can be a chilly time for seedlings, so be prepared to protect your sowings in a cold frame or greenhouse. For quick tips on frost protection, take a look at our advice on quick ways to protect plants.
Discover five vegetable seeds to sow in October, below.
Salad mixes are one of easiest crops to grow. Sown in autumn, they’ll grow quickly to provide fresh pickings. If growing outside, protect them with a sturdy cloche. They’re ideal for pots and containers on the windowsill, too. Here’s how to create your own salad mix to sow.
At this time of year, you can be making successional sowings of hardy lettuces. At this point, you want to begin sowing overwintering varieties like ‘Winter Gem’ outdoors. Take a look at more of the best space-saving veg crops.
Early-summer cropping cauliflower cultivars like ‘Snowball’ can be sown now in cold frames to overwinter. Here’s how to plant out cauliflowers in spring, when the time arrives.