leek 'Gigante d'Inverno'

leek

approx 1500 seeds £1.89 Buy
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Try not to plant after potatoes in a crop rotation plan, as harvesting potatoes loosens the soil and leeks like the ground very firm

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Known as 'Giant of Winter', this variety produces large, white, long stems with ample dark green leaves. It has an excellent ressistance to low temperatures.

  • Growing Instructions:
    Sow outside - February to June.
    Space sowings a month apart for successional growing.
    Sow - 1-2cm deep in drills.
    Thin plants to 4cm apart. For a long white section, draw dry soil around the stems in summer and autumm trying not to get the soil in between the leaves.

    Harvest - August to February

garlic 'Solent Wight'

garlic (softneck) bulb

The best for storing with a full flavour

£3.99 Buy

onion 'Red Baron'

onion sets

Superb red colour that looks great in salads

£1.49 Buy

asparagus 'Connover's Colossal'

asparagus crowns

Gives a good crop of spears

£2.49 Buy

shallot 'Red Sun' (PBR)

red shallot sets

An attractive, red-skinned variety

£2.49 Buy
 

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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

    1 answer

    • 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 harvest

      Answered on 10/5/2006 by Crocus
  • Q:

    What veg can I grow with my runner beans?

    Dad has grown runner beans on the same patch for years. Is it ok to grow leeks, kohlrabi, carrots and sprouts on this patch or even courgettes? I am trying to get a crop rotation underway but there is limited space.
    Asked on 3/22/2005 by Jan Hamilton-Taylor

    1 answer

    • A:

      The purpose of crop rotation is to reduce build-up of soil borne pests and diseases, and continuous cropping of the same vegetable can lead to an inbalance of soil nutrients. The plants you mention should be fine to grow in the same spot as the beans this year, but you will need to add plenty of organic matter to the area before planting and I wouldn't recommend growing the carrots or sprouts in the same spot next year. Even if the area is small, it really will help if you can try and work out a crop rotation to avoid problems in the future.

      Answered on 3/23/2005 by Crocus
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