The weather has finally settled down and some of our outdoor colleagues are getting vegetables available.
The blight has been ferocious – I had to get the potatoes out of the forest garden a bit sharpish and it’s finally killed off the tomatoes. However in the glasshouses we have lots of peppers, aubergines and courgettes with the sweet potatoes looking promising. At the moment we have a good selection of organic vegetables available at www.fletchingglasshouses.co.uk. you can see from the photo of our market stall that things are looking good again.
We have now got spinach and chard available again and lots of winter salad leaves planted up.
If you are under glass or have a polytunnel you still have time to plant things up to overwinter. You will get a catch crop by the beginning of November that you can continue harvesting through out the winter. As long as they have some green left they will regenerate when the light turns in the middle of February and will keep you in fresh greens through the hungry gap into May when the new seasons plantings start to work.
Monty Don on Gardener’s world last night was also saying you could get away with this outdoors. So do give it a go if you get the chance