December Guides

December Guides

December Guides

December Sowing Guide

The lower light levels make everything slower to grow and success will often depend on just how severe the weather is.  We tend to harvest the winter sown crops marked with * as younger leaves and not try to grow them to full size whilst under cold weather conditions.  Using protection of cloches, fleece, coldframe or greenhouse is recommended (we have used cloches and fleece inside a greenhouse in previous years). The brightest, lightest window sill can also be tried.  Good choices for this time of year include: baby leaves, beetroots Detroit Globe or Lutz (for leaves), corn salad Elan, cress, endive*, kale Scarlet*, leaf beet Erbette*, lettuce (we recommend Meraviglia D'Inverno S. Martino as one of the best in this season), Orach, mustard leaf Wasabina* (hot flavour!), Shungiku, parsley, rockets, spinach* Giant Winter or Harp, Basil British, Coriander Filtro. 

For flower sowing there is Eryngium, Stocks Miracle Mix and Sweet Peas

 

December Harvest Guide

What an amazing variety your garden could be producing over the winter next year: with a bit of planning comes with the bonus of saving some money when you don’t have to buy from the shops alongside all that lovely home-grown flavour. 

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbages

Carrots 

Cauliflowers 

Celeriac

Chicory

Chinese Broccoli

Collard

Endive

Kales

Kohl Rabi

Leeks

Lettuces

Mizuna

Mustard Leaves

Pak Choi

Parsnips

Radish

Salsify & Scozonera

Spinach

Swede

Tomatoes Grappoli D’Inverano (from store)

Turnips

Also protected greens such as corn salad, komatsuna, shungiku & rocket (check the December sowing guide for more)


Moreveg_Seed_Catalogue_2019.pdf