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March April May

It is spring time, need we say more? It is time to get the grand plan out and spring in to action! There are signs of new life everywhere, the warmth is building in the soil, the days are getting longer and we are champing at the bit. Protection from cold snaps is still essential and so out come the cloches and the fleece in case of a frosty forecast. Now is the main time to get on with sowing all those seeds while enjoying a feast of spring vegetables fresh from the plot. There is no need for a ‘hungry gap’ with so many varieties on offer.

Sow and Grow

Broad Beans Asparagus Pea Broccoli French Beans Cabbage Runner Beans Calabrese Beetroot Cauliflowers CarrotsChicory Fennel Sprouts Corn Salad Endive Herbs Kale Kohl Rabi Leaf Beet Leeks Lettuce Onion Orach Parsley Parsnip Peas Parsnip Peppers Purslane Radish Rocket Rhubarb Salsify Scorzonera Spinach Swede Texel Greens Turnip

Eat and Enjoy

With a bit of planning your harvest in spring time could include: Broad Beans (autumn sown) Beetroot Broccoli Raab Purple Sprouting Broccoli Spring Cabbages Winter Cabbages Carrots Cauliflower Celeriac Chicory Shungiku Corn Salad Endive Hamburg Parsley Kale The first Kohl Rabi Komatsuna Leeks Mibuna Mizuna Spring Onions Parsnips Winter Purslane Radishes Rocket Salsify Scorzonera Leaf Beet Texel Greens