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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14843
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 4:19 pm    Post subject: Winter planting?  Reply with quote    

What's good for planting now? If only for ground cover/carbon capture...

Midlandsman



Joined: 22 May 2014
Posts: 101

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Carrot variety Frubund - a true Autumn planting carrot.
Winter hardy spring onions and other Autumn planting onions and garlic (maybe leave those a bit later though)
Tatsoi
Winter density lettuce - a fantastic tasting lettuce that'll stand all winter for early 2018 cropping
Ice queen lettuce - another good one. Cover with cloches later on.
Spring cabbage plants
Komatsuna
Namenia
Mizuna
Spinach

I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them at present.

MM

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14843
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks, that's a good few to be going on with...

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 9005

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 17 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will look out for the carrot. Our curly kale and purple sprouters seem to continue well through the winter. Frost tends to stop the kale, but it comes back again when it warms up a bit.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33085
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 17 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ta folks
even if the woodshed roof is dark as a dark alley in dark town during winter something might grow

i wonder what it might be ?

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4787
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 17 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've grown 'Dazzling Blue' kale this year (a lacinato type)
It is said to be especially cold hardy. (we'll see, assuming the dog doesn't get too many chances to eat it - she has a habit of gnawing our kale plants down to the soil line after there's no more grass available to eat)

Spinach is remarkably cold tolerant if you can start it soon enough to get to a decent size before the days are too short for it to put on any growth, and sort of "stockpile" it for winter harvesting.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 9005

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I grew ordinary, rather than curly kale, last year, but found it wasn't any more cold hardy. Hope your variety is Slim, and that you can restrain the dog.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1461
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A bit late possibly, but is it too late for planting purple sprouting plants out? It is a bit late for planting seeds, I guess, but would planting plants be OK?

Midlandsman



Joined: 22 May 2014
Posts: 101

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Real Seeds sell a variety from the Shetland Islands that's said to be pretty bullet proof in the weather department.

MM

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Garlic in early October.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.downsizer.net/Articles/Grow_your_own/Things_to_do_on_the_plot_in_October/

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18997
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.downsizer.net/Articles/Grow_your_own/Things_to_do_on_the_plot_in_September/

furbelows22



Joined: 20 Sep 2017
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 17 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Winter Aconite This is one of the happiest plants to have in the winter as they are bright and colorful. These flowers are just like buttercups but in winter! They love to live in moist soil and shaded areas.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4295
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 17 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooooh I should get some of those!

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