What to grow over winter

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Michael D

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What to grow over winter
« on: August 25, 2011, 19:13 »
Hi all  what is ok to grow in an unheated greenhouse over winter, it`s full of tomatoes at mo  but they`ll be out soon, don`t want to leave empty, any tip pls

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 20:03 »
Borrow from the Library/or buy Joy Larkcom's book Grow Your Own Vegetables, it has a lot of advice about growing undercover, especially winter veg/salads in a polytunnel and stuff for early crops
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grow-Your-Own-Vegetables-Larkcom/dp/071121963X

and have a look at this thread
have a look at this thread
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=74348.msg846033#msg846033

You can sow chard now, pak choi and spinach
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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 00:04 »
I sow spinach Bordeaux in September and leave it on the plot over winter. I cover it at sowing time with Enviromesh

I usually keep some winter salads ticking over in the greenhouse. I sow them in full size seed trays. The oriental leaf mixes do quite well too. 

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 13:17 »
What about rocket, radish  and perpetual spinach ?

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 17:15 »
Last year I sowed lettuce. Kept us in salads over the winter. The only problem was that it seemed to host greenfly so I had a lot of pests in the start of the year until the ladybirds saw them off in May.

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 12:24 »
I have just found out that garlic water deters most whitefly in the greenhouse.

When you say the oriental salad are you referring to the Spicy Salad mix ?

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Re: What to grow over winter
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 16:12 »
Oriental salad usually includes mustard leaves, as well as mizuna and pak choi (to pick for leaf) , which are all rather good  :D
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