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.
Salsify & Scozonera
Tomatoes Grappoli D’Inverano (from store)
Also protected greens such as corn salad, komatsuna, shungiku & rocket (check the December sowing guide for more)