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    w33blegurl is offline Rooter
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    Default Winter veg

    Hello!
    Am trying to be vaguely oranised this year and plan ahead to getr the most out of my veg space. I realised I don't have much in the way of winter-hardy veg planned - just kale, cabbage and sprouting broccoli.

    Just wondered what everyone else grows over winter to fill the gaps! I have a plastic growhouse as well as the veg plot...

    Cheers!
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    Hi W33blegurl,

    I'm still pulling rather gorgeous leeks out of the ground, plus a few sprouts, and some red cabbages.... apart from that - as you say its just Kale and PSB.

    J

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    Leeks, parsnips, winter lettuce, and parsley for me. Next year I'll include sprouts, celeriac and purple sprouting broccoli.

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    I love chard - and I can pick that over the winter. It's having a new growth spurt at the moment though I think it will soon run to seed. Good job I have 2 trays of replacements - Samara from the Hertiage Seed Library and Bright Lights.
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    I've just posted a new thread in Growing Techniques from Snadger's most excellent Dual Cropping thread. Have a little look and see if that helps.


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    Cheers for that guys....had totally forgotten about leeks, might give them a go. Never tried chard though so that will also be something new!

    Will check out the thread in growing techniques too!
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    Last year I had leeks, brussels sprouts, cabbages, kale, swedes, purple sprouting broccoli, onions and garlic on the plot over winter. I hope to add parsnips to the list this year. As I didn't have room to plant them straight out, I grew them in modules and planted them out when I got space. They were all quite happy to sit in the pots until space came free, except the swedes which get a bit deformed if they're too long in a pot!

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