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Autumn Veg/salad sowing advice

DaisypicDaisypic Posts: 74
edited 22 September in Fruit & veg
This is my first year growing veg/salad and I am quite pleased with myself, so far I have harvested runner beans, carrots, lettuce, radish, spring onions and tomotoes with no knowledge of growing any of them! But now I’m on to the autumn/winter crops and I am a bit bewildered as to what I can grow and when. I recently bought some seeds which I assumed can be planted out direct in my raised planters, but having done a bit of research online I’m not really sure if this is the case. Can someone help please, can they be planted directly outside, and if so should I be doing it this or next month? I don’t have any clotches but I do have a cold frame if this is what I should be using instead of direct sowing. The seeds I bought are:
Pea Meteor
Broad Bean The Sutton Dwarf
Radish Black Spanish Round and Cherry Belle
Lettuce Marvel of Four Seasons.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated please, thanks.


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  • DaisypicDaisypic Posts: 74
    edited 22 September
    Not sure what happened to my title, didn’t get chance to finish it! Should have added “advice please”
  • @Daisypic The peas can be sown in Autumn with some protection. The broad beans for Autumn sowing are usually Aquadulce but still worth a go. Radish...don't know but the lettuce yes you can but again they need protection not just from the weather but the birds. You could also try pak choi. They wont get very big but you can use the leaves in stir fries and salads. Another one is Kohl rabi. Again you can use the young leaves in stir fries etc but the rabi will be small but still worth growing. Have fun and enjoy.
  • DaisypicDaisypic Posts: 74
    edited 23 September

  • @Daisypic The peas can be sown in Autumn with some protection. The broad beans for Autumn sowing are usually Aquadulce but still worth a go. Radish...don't know but the lettuce yes you can but again they need protection not just from the weather but the birds. You could also try pak choi. They wont get very big but you can use the leaves in stir fries and salads. Another one is Kohl rabi. Again you can use the young leaves in stir fries etc but the rabi will be small but still worth growing. Have fun and enjoy.
    Thanks for this, sounds like I will need to buy some cloches, I guess the plastic ones will do the job?
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,074
    Personally I would save your peas and maybe your broad beans for spring sowing. I direct sowed radish, rocket and spicy oriental salad greens - mizuna, mustard etc. just over a week ago and they are all romping away, so any of those are good catch crops for Autumn which can then be cleared away to make room for the peas and beans in Spring. Makes better use of the growing space if it is limited. 
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