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UK people! what veggies are you growing later in the year?

 
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For people in the UK (or similar climates), what are you planting and growing (as opposed to just harvesting) in the late summer, fall, and winter? It's our first year of a big garden and I'm just getting to grips with things slowly. I want to grow as much as I can year-round. I'm hoping to have kale, mustard greens, and other chinese greens growing in the fall/winter, will be planting broccoli, leeks for slow growing, and also salad stuff and onions (for green onions). I'm sure there must be more I could be doing? I will have a poly tunnel, cold frames, and normal outside beds.
 
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Location: The forest, Sweden. Zone 7. Sandy, acidic soils.
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Long since you posted this thread. But Cabbage is an obvious one for late season planting..... Summer cabbage nearly always gets eaten by cabbage-worm... But Planted end of August (when the white butterflies have disapeared) the cabbage can grow over winter and you'll get your harves Jan. or Feb.


This is a nice blog for cold-climate garden: http://scottishforestgarden.wordpress.com/


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Thanks! I'll have a look at those. My cabbages were looking great but they are getting munched now. I've sown kale and sprouting broccoli in trays and put a bunch more quick-growing salady stuff in the ground now.
 
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Location: Southwest UK, Maritime Temperate climate, Zone 9, AHS Heat Zone 1
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Try chard, garlic, herbs, broad beans, peas, asparagus, carrots, swedes, turnips. I think it would also be a good time to sow green manures
 
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Chard always does well for us. Hopefully we'll be overwintering miner's lettuce/winter purslane as well and I'll be trying spuds in the polytunnel (in sacks) for a late harvest.
 
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