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Sow April

Growing Sweet Peas – How to Grow Sweet Peas

Can be sown indoors in January and February, outdoor sowings can be done from March to April, 10cm apart or September and October in pots, in frame or unheated greenhouse for planting out the following April. SOWING Come back later in the year when …

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Growing Parsnips – How to Grow Parsnips

Once you get them to germinate, parsnips are quite easy to look after as they require very little attention. Always use fresh seeds as they are difficult to germinate. They do however take up space for a long period of time. VARIETIES Gladiator: The …

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Growing Beetroot – How to Grow Beetroot

beetroot

The leaves can be used in salads as well as the more familiar globes. VARIETIES Boltardy: Smooth-skinned roots of fine colour,Beetroot Boltardyare ideal for exhibition. Resistant to bolting and recommended for early sowing. (Globe or Round type.) RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Recommended …

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Growing Carrots – How to Grow Carrots

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest if protected with microfleece. VARIETIES Eskimo: The most frost-tolerant variety bred so far. On well-drained soils, you can leave some roots in the ground through …

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Growing Leeks – How to Grow Leeks

Leeks

Freshly picked during the Winter from the allotment, they are a great addition to the Sunday lunch or Christmas table. VARIETIES Musselburgh: An extremely winter hardy variety. Good length, tasty white stems. A milder flavour substitute for onions in many culinary dishes. Thick, white, …

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Growing Tomatoes – How to Grow Tomatoes

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest. VARIETIES coming soon SOWING – STAGE 1 TRANSPLANTING – STAGE 2 TRANSPLANTING – STAGE 3 Companion Planting TOMATOES prefer to be planted with Parsley, Basil, …

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Growing Runner Beans – How to Grow Runner Beans

A very easy vegetable to grow and even a small amount of plants will give you a bountiful harvest. VARIETIES PAINTED LADY Bicoloured variety red-and-white flowers. Produces a heavy crop of medium length pods over a long season if picked regularly. The perfect choice …

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Sowing Sweetcorn

Traditionally my final frost is usually during the second week in May so now is the time for me to start planning the sweetcorn harvest.

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