Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

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Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

Post: # 265858Post Megz04
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:37 pm

I am quite new to this (although I have grown bits of veg from time to time all my life). What sort of things should I be doing or planting now for the winter?

I am mostly doing container gardening at the moment.

Thank you!

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Re: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

Post: # 266158Post Helsbells
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:37 pm

You can plant some winter lettuces such as lambs lettuce, some winter cabbage, and at the end of September you can plant some onion sets.

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Re: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

Post: # 266169Post marshlander
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:59 am

If you have empty beds it's a good idea to sow 'green manure' such as grazing rye or
Phacelia in order to stop soil nutrients being washed away over the winter & improve fertility.

You should just have time to grow new pototoes for Christmas.
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Post: # 266200Post daz101
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:45 pm

Chinese greens if you want good edibles thru the winter...all winter! As a side note explore this site they are AMAZING, very helpful and will teach you how to harvest seed from what you sow. A lot of what you'll find here are heirloom varieties so pass them around.
http://www.realseeds.co.uk/orientalgreens.html

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Re: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

Post: # 266371Post wolfhazel
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:34 am

I get a monthly email from [url]http://www.gardenate.com[\url] which tells me what to plant and sow each month. You can sign up on their website for the email or just check their website when you want to see what to plant.
I have started a blog about my own eco journey which includes tips and recommendations which I have tried out myself.
It can be found at http://www.ecojourney.blog.com

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Re: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

Post: # 266379Post oldfella
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:36 am

I subscribe to the Sutton's Garden Planner, which cost's 15 pounds a year, but as I do not any read other magazines, it is to my mind money well spent. You can give it a trial run for a month and spend a few hours pottering about in your Garden whilst sitting in your armchair. But seriously, if you spend the time and have a good look at this programme it is well worth the money. Included in this plan is monthly a email garden reminder of what to plant, when to plant, where to plant,ie succession planting. So in my book it add's pleasure to Gardening.

PS This is not spam, and neither do I have any connection with anyone connected to the site.
I just feel it's good value;. and there's not much of that about.

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