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  1. jowwy

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    This is were i was growing my spring onions and lettuce over the past few months and its now empty. What can i grow there now for winter edibles

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    • NigelJ

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      Are edible gardeners like jelly babies by any chance.
       
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        Winter lettuce, some of the quick growing carrots like Early Nantes, radish, some of the Chinese leaves.
         
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          I grow Winter Lettuce in my greenhouse, I should really be sowing the seeds now so thanks for the reminder. Another idea would be Spring Greens for eating March/April time.
           
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            Winter lettuce it is then…..but not til this 30deg heat dissappears from the radar
             
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              Lettuce seed germinates better below 20°C.
               
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                Yeh i put gem lettuce in june and got nothing….not even a sprout of green shoot
                 
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                  Surely still time for some more summer lettuce / salad ?
                  They say brassicas for a follow on winter crop, if you can find some small varieties for your greenhouse ?

                  For a quick crop, Beechgrove suggested this Spinnach, saying it germinates in 10 days and ready to harvest in 10 more days, hard to believe we thought ? but its was true ! just going to sow another batch outdoors today.
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                    Yeh i could put them in too, as my greenhouse betroots are ready to take out now too, ready for pickling and eating fresh on salads
                     
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                      Last year I grew a lot of chicory and endive in the greenhouse over winter. Too much, this year I have more lettuce planned - grenoble red, winter density, winter imperial or something like that. Also will multi sow things like spinach, chard, beetroot, red russian kale, mustards and various oriental leaves like pak choi, mizuna, mibuna, tatsoi. And some herbs like parsley, coriander, dill, chervil. I've not sown them yet as it's still full of tomatoes, will do so in a couple of weeks though for planting when I pull them out. No reason you couldn't start those things now, they do well in autumn too
                       
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