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AlaninCarlisle

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What to grow over winter
« on: September 22, 2011, 17:03 »
I'm in my first year of polytunnel ownership. I''ll shortly be cleaning out the last of the summer/autumn crops (which have exceeded all expectations). What, if anything, do you recommend I try and over-winter? I have a large propagator so germinating stuff to go in there is no problem and the polytunnel at 15ft x 22 ft is amply big enough to accommodate a few failures. Obviously I'll be growing lettuce, but what else can people recommend?
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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 18:11 »
Spring onions and perhaps turnips.
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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 18:33 »
corn salad, rocket and chard.
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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 19:32 »
Ah, I love chard. Would spinach survive too?

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 20:32 »
Spinach would survive ---mine is outside  :D
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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 23:03 »
Parsley does well, you can keep it going all winter and you can get ahead for next year with strawberries.

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 23:10 »
I'm going to sow some Hispi cabbages

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 17:01 »
Strawberries, what a cracking idea. I'd already started about 80 runners off in pots for open-planting next year so I'll put 20 in the tunnel and hopefully get a crop end May. I suppose I can leave celery and celeriac where they are until needed. Same with half a dozen red cabbage that I put in there as there was no room at the time outside

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 20:04 »
Just remember that strawberries need a period of cold so that they will make flower buds.


and coriander will grow well under cover in winter too  :)


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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 13:07 »
I'm going to sow some Hispi cabbages

It's my first year with a poly and I'm asking have you grown Hispi cabbage before over winter with success?
I have winter cabbage young plants I was thinking of trying out in the poly, being winter cabbage I don't see why not having more shelter, what do you think, and would I be too late to plant cabbage seed in the poly now.

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 15:46 »
You could try broad beans, purple broccoli and cabbages, i am growing them myself :D



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