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By Maddy Harland

24th January 2017

Planning to grow some or more of your own food this year? Here's some ideas to get started.

By Maddy Harland

24th January 2017

By Maddy Harland

24th January 2017


Early Peas and Broad Beans

Parsley unless it is cold or wet

Carrot, Onion & Lettuces under glass;

Beetroot, Spinach and Carrots but protect from frost with cloches


Lettuces, Radishes, Spring Onions, Beetroots, Carrots and Turnips outside;

Summer Cabbages, Leeks and Brussels Sprouts in a seed bed;

Early Potatoes and Onion Sets as long as the soil is not excessively wet

Tomatoes inside in trays


Cucumbers, Marrows, Pumpkins and Squashes under glass

Winter Cabbages and Late Summer Cauliflowers in a seed bed;

Plant out Onions grown from seed under glass into the soil

Main Crop Potatoes

Sweetcorn, runner and French beans inside

Tomato seedlings in the greenhouse or cold frame


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Grow Your Own Vegetables Joy Larkcom. All you need to know for just £9.99.

VISIT The Green Shopping Catalogue Tel: 0845 450 4150

Permaculture Magazine Tel: 01730 823311

Chase Organics Ltd Tel: 01932 253 666

BUY Organic Seeds from The Real Seed Company Tel: 01239 821 107 Unusual and heritage seeds

Garden Organic Tel: 024 7630 3517 Useful source of advice by phone or online