Ask John Stoa, Our Gardening Expert: What Plants To Sow This Time Of Year?

Planting strawberry runners. What plants to sow

John Stoa, ask the gardening expert what plants to sowEven the most experienced gardeners need a little advice sometimes… especially from a gardening expert! Our gardening guru, John Stoa, answers your queries during this change of season.

Q. I have spare land left after lifting potatoes, onions and broad beans. Are there any other crops to plant or sow at this time of year?

Some salads, such as winter hardy lettuce Hilde, Arctic King or Valdor, spring onions, mizuna and rocket can be sown now to be used in winter and early spring. They can benefit from the shelter of a south-facing fence or wall, or even low polythene tunnels.

Feel like September has just crept up on you? Not to worry, John Stoa also your September Garden Checklist sorted!

And he answers more queries over here…


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