January in the veggie patch

Posted on: 05 January 2017 by Gareth Hargreaves

Gardeners, en garde! It's time to prepare for the year ahead!

vegetable plot

If like us you're glad to see the back of the festive indulgence and are keen to shift some of the newly acquired girth, January provides the perfect opportunity with jobs aplenty in the garden. Here are a few pointers for work to do, and things to plant.  

Vegetable Beds

  • Clear and burn any rubbish which will not compost
  • Plan Rotation
  • Order seeds
  • If seed potatoes arrive, lay out to chit
  • Open onion/shallot sets and lay out to stop rot and/or sprouting

Fruit

  • Mulch of compost on rhubarb crowns
  • Plant bushes and canes as soon as you get them

Whats in season?

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage - Savoy
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Parsnip
  • Salsify and Scorzonera

By Gavin Keir

 

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