AS WE HARVEST beans, onions and potatoes, a lot of space is becoming available so
it’s time to think about what we’ve still got time to plant. Until the ground is
weeded and dug over we’ll refrain from buying ready-grown vegetable seedlings from
the garden centre. If we don’t get them in straight away they tend to hang around,
like the Brussels sprouts that have been waiting on the patio in their tray for so
long that their leaves are turning pink with mineral deficiency.
Of the seeds, there are plenty of salad leaves of various kinds that we could potentially
keep going through the winter. Japanese onion sets and an overwintering variety of
broad bean, such as Aquadulce or the Sutton, are also on our list.