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Monday, 4 January 2016

The Vegetable Plot - January

The plot thickens


Crops in season include broccoli, Jerusalem artichoke, Brussels sprouts, celery and cauliflower to name but a few. Under glass this month you could start lettuces every two weeks in succession and be growing radishes, chicory, endive and rhubarb.

If you have a heated greenhouse or a propagator you would do well with French beans forced for a May crop as well as leeks in well-drained seed boxes.
You can even start peaches into growth. If your vegetable growing has not been prolific you can take the opportunity to tidy up the vegetable plot and prepare for your next sowings.

Compost what vegetable matter you remove. Towards the end of the month, given that you have mixed in a good amount of compost to what you have dug over you can start peas and broad bean sowing in succession. Sow your tomatoes indoors in trays on a bright window sill. name but a few. Under glass this month you could start lettuces every two weeks in succession and be growing radishes, chicory, endive and rhubarb.

If you have a heated greenhouse or a propagator you would do well with French beans forced for a May crop as well as leeks in well-drained seed boxes.



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