It’s time to start thinking about how mtp will look in the winter months. Bad planning now will result in empty beds (and tums) in winter. My first year on mtp I didn’t sow any veg for winter – I just didn’t think about it. And when it came around to September / October when the last of the sweetcorn and pumpkins were harvested I was left with nothing but bare earth. Since then I’ve been building up my winter repertoire. Last year I successfully grew Broccoli, Leeks, Perpetual Spinach and winter lettuce. This year I’m going for broke and hoping to grow lots more. My Broccoli plants are already a foot high as I sowed them months ago. My Leeks are still in seed trays but ready to go in any week now. I sowed some winter hardy Carrots, Kale and some Spinach last week, while today I got on with sowing the rest (Endive, Radicchio, Corn Salad, Swede, Cauliflower). Unfortunately I totally missed the boat on Parsnip. The row that I sowed just didn’t germinate and now it’s too late. So my (hopeful) winter veg list looks like this:
I’d be interested to know what everyone else is growing this winter and if you have any suggestions for some good croppers?