Time on the turn...
Shortening days is not all bad news!
As the nights start to noticeably draw in, it's easy to feel like summer has peaked and the season is coming to an end.
Whilst this may be true for some things in the allotment, shorter day length means we can again start sowing those 'long day' plants which over the summer months have been nearly impossible to keep from running to seed..
Take a look at the list opposite for an easy list of things to sow now. All seeds available for around £1 each at Tamar Organics.
Organic veggies on a budget!
Sow all of these in August and they'll be perfectly behaved autumn crops.
Sow seeds shallow and thinly.
Autumn greens sorted!
Alliums as garden flowers have continued to soar in popularity, year on year.. And no wonder; the brilliant array of colors and forms available, plus an reliable appearance at Chelsea Flower Show, mean that these ornamental members of the ever-brilliant Onion Family are being planted in their droves right now.
So let's not forget their functional cousins! The ones we can actually eat!
Garlic, Shallots, Red, White and Brown Onions.. All of these can and should be going in the ground now too. Yes, they can be planted in Spring, but for the fattest results (and the greater choice in variety) then you should be looking at an autumn planting.
They are some of the easiest, tolerant, most well-behaved veggies you can grow.
Try it for yourself. Need help or planting tips? Click here for a separate post, which gives all the info you need.
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