cabbage 'Hispi' F1
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well drained, moisture-retentive and firm
A fast-growing variety that hearts up really quickly, giving a summer harvest of sweet-tasting, crunchy greens with a classic pointed head. Producing compact plants which take up little space and are in and out of the garden in double-quick time, 'Hispi' is an ideal choice for small gardens where space is limited.
- Growing Instructions:Can be sown successionally, starting with an early sowing in February in pots or seed trays under cover. Later sowings can be made into well-prepared seed beds in shallow drills 1.5cm deep. Plant out into growing sites when plants are 15cm tall, spacing about 10cm apart. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons. Never plant cabbages into ground containing fresh manure as this encourages a mass of leaf growth with no heart.
- Sow: February-June
- Harvest: June to October
- Approximate quantity: 90 seeds.
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Q:When do I plant potatoes and other veg?
When is the best time to plants potatoes? Also can you advise me what veg I could grow now until March with poly tunnels?Asked on 10/4/2006 by Bets Ingram
A:You can start chitting your early and maincrop seed potatoes in February, but the best time to plant is in early to mid spring. As for growing vegetables in your polytunnels, you have lots of options. Spinach, kale, and some varieties of lettuce will live through the winter in a polytunnel. Certain kinds of onion work well from an autumn sowing, and you'll get a much earlier crop than if you'd waited until spring. Other possibilities are cabbage, Pak Choy, Chinese cabbage, and most root crops. Leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and radishes, can be sown for winter harvestAnswered on 10/5/2006 by Crocus
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