Let it grow, let it grow…
We keep banging on about autumn but it really is a good time to plant up your veggies and to sow seeds.
If you love your broad beans as much as our gardening guru Peter does then he suggests sowing overwintering varieties such as ‘Aquadulce’ now as you will then be able to have an early crop in summer 2015.
Now is the time to plant asparagus varieties such as ‘Ariane’, ‘Gijnlim’ and ‘Purple Pacific’.
You can’t cut them for the first couple of years, however once established you should be able to harvest them for up to 15 years.
As we’re having a warm autumn you will be able to grow salad leaves this month too.
Have a go with ‘Winter Salad Cut & Come Again Mix’, which includes chard, lettuce and wild rocket.
They can be snipped throughout winter and are ideal for salads or stir fries. As the name suggests you can cut them and use them and they will come again so you should have a plentiful winter supply as long as conditions aren’t too harsh.