Early August -- time for a big sowing!

An empty tunnel in winter is a waste of a precious resource. By sowing now, you can produce plenty in autumn and provide variey and vitamins during the shortest days.

Dwarf French beans and mange-tout peas can spice up October and November. Spinach and chard can be partially picked and will keep re-growing all winter. Pak choi is reliable and long standing.

Beetroot, carrot and kohl-rabi will wait patiently in the ground for months and still taste as fresh as in summer.

All these crops germinate quickly now, and grow fast while days are long. The whole process is slower from sowing later in August, and the final yield is much smaller.

I'm going to try a sowing of calabrese now and another in September; daring and dangerous? I'll take a chance!


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