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Tuesday 3 January 2012

The Vegetable Plot - JANUARY

You can sow vegetable seeds throughout January
It’s useful to cover part of the plot with cloches or polythene to prepare for seeding later. We’ll include fruit here as well.

Sow indoors or in a heated greenhouse or frame at about 13°C (55°F) lettuce, early cabbage, cauliflower, mustard, cress. Sow onions in the greenhouse for exhibition.

Sow French beans in the greenhouse/in a propagator from 16-21°C (60-70°F) for forcing and obtaining a May crop. Sow leeks in well drained seed boxes in the greenhouse or frame.

Sow tomatoes in trays indoors for an early crop

Force rhubarb and seakale out of doors in late January

Mulch asparagus beds with well rotted manure

Start early peaches in a heated greenhouse

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