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WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,314
Hi all, I'm looking to fill the gaps in the veg beds. I found a post on an old site for sowing spring greens, is it too late any hints or tips on this or variety choice greatly appreciated 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Monty talked about it a couple of years ago https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-spring-greens/

    I used to grow either Early Durham or April .

    Oh, and if you're harvesting cabbages in the autumn don't pull the stalks up ... cut a cross in the stem across the top about half an inch deep ... it'll trigger new leafy growth and you'll get some early spring greens  :)
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  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,314
  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 191
    edited September 2021
    During lockdown we couldn't buy spring greens.  We have just bought our first for ages from Sainsbury''s, but rightly just labelled "greens".

    I think we will have to grow our own for next year.  I used to grow Cauliflower tops and "Greyhound".  I notice Dove's recommendations (thank you), but what would other folks grow?

    I think there might be time for a Greyhound crop before the winter.  Not much space, I would have to squeeze them in between the runner beans.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,945
    I grow the same as Dove,  I will sow very soon, I do plant them in GH soil though, not outside after the tomatoes are out.
    In the early Spring just pick of the outside leaves they keep growing. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 191
    Lyn: In the early Spring just pick of the outside leaves they keep growing. Thank you.
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 1,314
    @lyn I'm glad you posted this as I thought it was way too late to sow them. I'm wanting to grow in my greenhouse too and just yesterday transplanted chard and spinach in between the tomatoes
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,945
    Hang on, I’ll see if I can find my book with exact date.
    Found it,  14th September. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,945
    edited September 2021
    @Wilderbeast.  I buy all my seeds from here.  89p postage however many packets you buy.
    https://www.premierseedsdirect.com/product/cabbage-durham-early-spring-greens/

    10g is 3500 seeds, 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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