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The Quick Guide to Growing Winter Vegetables

For those of us that would be lost without our gardens over winter, here is a selection of tasty plants to keep you busy until Spring. Remember to be on the guard against frost in the next few months, as it has the potential to ruin all your hard work in a single night, and also remember to harvest the vegetables regularly when they start popping up.

 

Plant

Plant/Sow

Soil Quality

Location

Harvest

Tips

Asparagus

September

Well drained, fertile, less acidic soil

Open, sunny areas

Two years in April

Asparagus is not harvested for its first two years.

Broad Beans

October

Rich, well drained soil

Sunny. Sheltered

May

Cover in frosty weather. Stake growing beans.

Brussels Sprouts

September

Loose soil that drains well

Full sun

December onwards

Brussels actually taste better following a light frost.

Carrots

August

Light, fertile soil

Full sun

December

Carrots like cool temperatures and lots of natural light.

Garlic

October

Fertile soil. Can be started in a tray

Sunny. Sheltered

July

Snip off any flowers and cover in frosty weather.

Lettuce

August

Rich soil or a grow bag

Sunny or partially. Sheltered

October onward

Cover in frosty weather, and weed around to avoid eating hidden weeds.

Onions

August/ September

Well drained and less acidic soil

Open, sunny areas

June/July

Easier to grow from sets than seed. Extreme cold can kill onions.

Spinach

August/

September onward

Moist soil

Sunny or partially

October onwards

May need the protection of straw or cloches from August.

 

We can home deliver a range of products to make your life easier this winter. Take a look at our wide range of compost, grow bags, and planters.

Here's to a productive end to 2013!

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