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    When does the new growing year start for you?

    For me it's October- when I will shop for over wintering onions and garlic.

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    march when i can start sowing on my windowsills

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Yesterday when I set Spring cabbage


    An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

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    yes, its cyclical really. I am saving pea and broad bean seed now for next year, and my second crop/flush of Limnanthes are coming on. But everything stops over winter and starts again (for me) around 21st March.

    Does anyone else feel a bit sad at this time of year, when (nearly) everything is in the ground already, most of it has failed, and there's nothing but French beans to look forward to until March????

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    I want to get some things in the ground to overwinter - just need to find out what I can plant and when ..... (and therefore when I need to buy it and sow it!)

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    TS, kind of yes, that's why I've decided to grow some Spring Cabbage and just set some Yellow Chard. Kind of cheers me up.

    In addition, I could have planned better and have some free ground, hate to see it sat empty.

    I have also kept some Annabelle new pots tubers which I'm going to plant this week, in the hope of some xmas spuds.

    I suppose the start of the season is, as you say, when we all start sowing our seeds early next year.


    An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

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    Strange year this one.........I'm about to sow my Spring Cabbage (Durham Early) and I have about half a dozen Durham Early Spring???? cabbages just about ready for eating NOW!!, They were sown this time last year and I have been harvesting them since APRIL!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)
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    Two Sheds, I feel very sad because I don't even like runner beans.

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    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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