By Jo Whittingham
Plan your plot and placed anything home-grown at the desk twelve months a yr. From becoming greens and vegetation to herbs and fruit, «Grow whatever to consume daily» is the last word grow-to-eat guide with uncomplicated, complete advice and recommendation on what to develop whilst - in a convenient month-by-month structure. there's an opener gallery that indicates you what to develop for every month in addition to what's prepared for consuming with additional pointers on storing and conserving. nervous concerning the wintry weather months? Dont be this booklet demonstrates how good fortune lies within the making plans with sowing, planting, and becoming recommendation in every month to maintain the vegetation coming. in addition to transparent suggestion on cultivation necessities and troubleshooting pests and illnesses, this additionally presents recommendation on small-scale starting to be for gardeners with little area. A convenient at-a-glance crop planner is ideal while you're searching for an speedy precis of what to develop while and with its pleasant tone and interesting variety, this can be perfect for brand new gardeners.
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Protect plants from carrot fly. 36–37). 27). 42 MONTH-BY-MONTH Sowing under cover Even if you are new to vegetable growing, you will probably want to sow some crops under cover, and the advantages are undeniable. Sowing early, and providing additional warmth and shelter, gives tender plants a useful head start, allowing them to crop sooner and for longer. Seedlings raised under cover also often show stronger growth than those sown directly outside – and give better harvests. SOWING FEATURE A protected environment There is nothing complicated about sowing seeds under cover, and it is not necessary to have a greenhouse.
Carrots won’t germinate in cold soil, so sow them now under cloches, and remove them as the weather warms. Choose early varieties like ‘Early Nantes’ and ‘Parmex’. Rake the seedbed to a fine tilth and sow thinly in drills 1cm (½in) deep, 15cm (6in) apart. Early crops usually miss the worst carrot fly attacks. HARVEST: JUL–OCT HARVEST: MAY–DEC 55 56 MONTH-BY-MONTH Peppers TAKE YOUR PICK Heat-loving peppers are easy to grow under cover or on a sunny patio. Sow now, or buy young plants later in spring to give them a long season to grow and mature.
They are very heavy, so get help when moving them. allow the soil to warm up more quickly in spring so that seeds can be sown sooner, giving your crops a useful head start. Avoid having to stand on your raised bed, compacting the soil with your feet, by making sure they are not too wide. 2m (4ft) across, so you can reach to the centre without over-stretching. Of course, beds can be narrower if you choose, and they can be whatever length and height you like. Taller beds are ideal for those who need plants in easy reach.