Most sowing and planting have been completed for this growing year, and crops such as french beans, courgettes and sweetcorn are ripening and maturing. If they weren’t eaten by snails! There are still a few salad plants available to fill any short-term spaces in your plots. And you could sow quick growing crops such as radishes.
Planning for winter
We can begin to visualise how we want to use our land over winter. For example, onions and garlic can be sown from October, or broad beans from November. Cabbages and kale can be planted out in the next couple of weeks and eaten in late winter and early spring. Or green manures sown any time from now through October. If you are unsure about what to do, talk to other growers or ask Jane G or Christine who will be volunteering in the big shed.
One of our growers brought some wonderful courgette bread to our shared lunch on Sunday. Ask Kay for her recipe, and let us have your ideas for cooking with courgettes. The more left field the better!
Check out this amazing project in Peterborough – www.thegreenbackyard.com Many thanks to one of our growers, Suzanne Antonelli, whose father is one of the key people involved.