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Potato Any soil 12 inches apart in rows 24 inches apart. 5 to 6 inches deep. Earth up at least once. Plant a row of each; Early's, Seconds and Lates and pick from end of June to October.
Tomato Sow end March-April, harvest mid August-mid October. Can be grown either in the greenhouse or outdoors. Allow in the light, either by spacing or leaf removal for a disease free crop.
Runner Beans May onwards 5-7.5cm (2-3") deep and 15cm (6") apart in double rows 30cm (1') apart. Allow 1.5m (5') between each double row. Lots of manure in a well dug patch. Don't plant out until all risk of frost and even cold nights has past.
Runner Beans
Climbing Beans Grow outdoors and support with 8ft canes. Plant height will be at least 6ft. Double row 15" apart. Sow April / May, harvest July / October. Pick pods regularly when 3 to 4 inches long, to keep them coming.
Climbing Beans
Leaf Beet (Spinach Beet) Sow April-May, harvest July-mid November. Typical row 9m (30'). Do not confuse this with spinach which is much more difficult to grow. An adequate substitute.
Leaf Beet
Spring Onion Sow march onwards, 15-25cm (6-10") apart. Sow again in August and September sown seed can be picked in spring Matures in approximately 10 weeks. So keep on sowing.
Spring Onion
Marrow / Courgette Sow mid February-mid May, harvest July-September. Maturing time approximately 12 weeks from sowing. Pick every 3 days.
Beetroot Sow seed thinly outdoors in drills 30cm (12") apart and then cover with about 1.25cm (½") of soil in April-early June. Thin out to 5-7.5cm (2-3") apart. Harvest June-December. When harvesting never cut of the leaves, rather twist them off leaving a 2 to 3" crown of stalks.
Leeks Sow ½" apart in an outdoor seedbed March-April. Transplant when 8" long. Make holes 5-6" deep and 9-12" apart. Place one plant in each hole and fill with water. Water every day until established. Harvest September/March Water the seed bed before moving plants.
Kale Sow the end of April / May. Set out the plants, 60cm (2') apart each way July-early August. Harvest mid October-March This is the easiest and most productive of the brassicas.
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