Our first sowing in March covered dill, in pots for the kitchen and cells for planting out into the kitchen garden, brassicas – kale, calabrese, cauliflower, and broccoli – and broad beans.
February is still early in the year to be sowing, but if the worst of the cold weather can be kept off the seeds and seedlings then there are many crops that can be sown now: onions and leeks; cabbages, kales and other brassicas; peas and broad beans; lettuces and other leafy vegetables such as… Continue reading First sowing in February
There are all sorts of things that can be sown in February, including brassicas of various kinds, broad beans, hardy lettuces, and artichokes. Many seeds will germinate at temperatures of 5°C and above. Cold, wet soil, though, is not the place to do it. With some undercover space, the temperature will be better, so germination… Continue reading Sowing this week
This third article in the series on our seed list looks at brassicas, a family that I am generally not quite so keen on, which is a little unfortunate as this family offers a wide range of vegetables that are very nutritious and often available in late winter and early spring when little else is… Continue reading Seed list 2014 – part 3 – brassicas