||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
|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.
||Sow march onwards, 15-25cm (6-10")
apart. Sow again in August and September sown seed can be picked in
||Matures in approximately 10 weeks.
So keep on sowing.
|Marrow / Courgette
||Sow mid February-mid May, harvest
||Maturing time approximately 12 weeks
from sowing. Pick every 3 days.
||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.
||When harvesting never cut of the
leaves, rather twist them off leaving a 2 to 3" crown of stalks.
||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
||Sow the end of April / May. Set out
the plants, 60cm (2') apart each way July-early August. Harvest mid
||This is the easiest and most productive
of the brassicas.