Sunday 22 October 2017

Things to Do This Week

* As we start to clear crops from the greenhouse/polytunnel, you can use the available space to grow winter salad crops such as lettuce, cabbage, radish, chard, land cress, corn salad, claytonia (often called purslane or miner's lettuce) and texsel greens.

These plants will provide fantastic greens (and bundles of Vitamin C) during the winter and if you sow enough of them, they may keep you in greens until the first new-season crops arrive next spring.

They will grow more slowly than they would earlier in the season, but if you sow them now in late September/early October, they will put a burst of growth on before the real cold weather sets in.

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