•Home grown tomatoes are healthier and taste better LATE SUMMER TO EARLY AUTUMN You will need • 3 kale plants such as ‘Cavolo Nero’ or ‘Red Russian’ (you can sow this in advance yourself in small pots in midsummer or buy plug plants) • 4 chard plants such as 'Bright Lights' (raise as for kale, above) • Broad bean seeds for autumn sowing, such as ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ • 5 early maturing garlic cloves such as ‘Early Purple Wight’ How to do it Remove your summer crops (see above) and the top 5cm of compost.
Top up the pot with fresh compost and sow two broad bean seeds at the base of each vertical support, then plant the kale in the centre of the pot with the chard around the outside.
In time they extended, but it was a worrying moment for those not acquainted with the recovery capabilities of winter plants and flowers.
When January is as mild as this one has been, daffodils, narcissi, snowdrops and the like can start pushing up their shoots much earlier than normal.
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The planting suggestions in this booklet are based on a late October first freeze. Use the dates from the previous page as well as the Best Dates below. of warmth to your fall and winter garden by taking advantage of windbreaks and walls.
If your killing frosts come earlier or later adjust accordingly. The latest dates are for warmer climates, later frosts, or protected plantings. Many gardeners have discovered by surprise that a south-facing wall of the home, shed, or greenhouse is ideally situated for constructing easily built structures that use the free solar energy of the sun.
The crops here are divided into three growing seasons.Surround yourselves with impressive, exotic plants you wouldn’t see in your everyday lives.Pretend you’re in the jungle and stroll hand-in-hand admiring the many species on offer. It’s the first commitmenty thing you can do, before getting a pet or having a child.As for the snowdrops, as soon as they finish flowering they are in the best state for digging up, dividing and transplanting. The great thing about snowdrops is that once planted they can be left alone – no amount of overcrowding seems to worry them, they just keep on spreading which is what most of us want.But if you want to make more plantations, planting them “in the green” rather than as dry bulbs in autumn is a more reliable method of ensuring their survival.