It’s not too late to be sowing more veg for your plot

It’s not too late to be sowing more veg for your plot

It’s not too late to be sowing more veg for your plot – in fact, late sowings made in July can be really helpful for keeping your patch productive right through autumn and into winter.

Sow more veg for your plot

Aim to replace your first harvest of new potatoes, broad beans and lettuces as soon as you clear the crop away. You can sow most varieties of fast-maturing vegetables two or even three times in a season. All the salad veg, for example, including lettuces, spinach, lamb’s lettuce, radish and spring onions, plus more unusual oriental salads like mizuna, pak choi and Chinese cabbage, will give you a plentiful harvest from around September if you sow them now.

You can also replace spent crops like beans and peas with a late sowing, too. Dwarf French beans sown now take over from your climbing varieties to keep the pods coming well into autumn. Early ‘Nantes’ style carrots, beetroot, turnips and even early varieties of peas also give you plenty of autumn flavour from a July sowing.

You’ll find a fantastic selection of seed for late sowing at our garden centre in Leyburn so drop by this week and have a browse – you’ll be amazed what you can grow. There’s life in the veg patch yet!

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