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Sweetcorn

Sow: April/May Harvest: August/September Conditions: Full sun Sweetcorn can be sewn directly into your prepared bed but given the unpredictable British climate, starting off in a propagator or pots would give you a stronger start. When your plants are 2-3 inches tall, plant them out in a well-prepared bed in full sun. Plant every 30cm […]

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Cabbage

Sow: March onwards, depending on variety Harvest: 2- 3 months after planting Conditions: Rich, well drained soil in a sunny position If you have poor soil, prepare the ground by digging in some well rotted manure a month in advance, then firm the soil down. Start the seeds off in propogator indoors and when the […]

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Spinach

Spinach

Sow: March onwards Harvest: 6-8 weeks afterwards Conditions: Partial shade to full sun, well-drained soil. Spinach seeds can take a fortnight to germinate, so be patient at first. Sow the seeds 1 inch deep and in rows 12 inches apart. Spinach can be planted in full sun but has a tendancy to run to seed […]

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Parsnips

Sow: February – March Harvest: November onwards Conditions: Rich, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade Plant the seeds an inch deep, in rows 12 inches apart. When the seedlings are established, thin them out until they’re about 6 inches apart Parsnips need damp conditions so keep them well watered during dry periods […]

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