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What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:17 pm
by Henwoman
As I've recently harvested so many veggies I have cleared and forked through beds that are just waiting for something. Are there any seeds I can plant at this time of year? I'm in Brittany and the weather is much warmer at the moment than in the UK. Nothing too weird and wonderful, I'm a simple girl really!

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:36 am
by narmour
Lettuce love this time of year, you can have a crop in a few weeks. They last longer before bolting if it's a little cooler. Spring cabbage goes in now, and don't forget to keep some room for over wintering onions and garlic. Broad beans go in some time in autumn also.

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:46 am
by Henwoman
I've planted some lettuce/salad leaves that I'd sown seed for and I put in some carrot and beetroot seed yesterday in the vain hope that it might germinate in the heat and I've watered it well when sown and this morning. I have loads of veggie seeds but don't want to waste them on things that might not grow in time.

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:54 am
by diggernotdreamer
spring onions (esp white lisbon winter variety which can be sown up to the end of October and cloched over winter) oriental saladini, spinach

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:26 am
by boboff
Try some Green Manure if you are stuck, Vetch or clover or something will give the soil a real boost and keep the weeds at bay?

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:11 pm
by Henwoman
I'm hopeless, I should have said some of the beds are in the polytunnel so obviously the season is extended.

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:09 pm
by Green Aura
Kale and PSB, lots of it - I love kale and PSB. :lol:

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:41 pm
by Henwoman
Is there still time to plant PSB?