Planting this year after potatoes

LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
Just a quick thread to ask what (if anything) people are planting after having dug their potatoes? We gave over two large spaces to potatoes in the spring and would like to follow on with something rather than leaving the space empty till next year. Any tips on veg to grow for winter would be welcome too image
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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I think we are putting some over wintered brassicas in after our potatoes. Or you could grow hardy onions and garlic, which get planted in autumn

  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 114

    Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board! image 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,428
    Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

    Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board! image 

    Sugar beet? image

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • wrinkly1wrinkly1 Posts: 50

    i,ve just sown a row of kohl robi . it say/s on packet o/k for july sowing.and is a quick grower.  hey. whats to lose. cheers wrinkly.1. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,568

    Leeks which were started in the spring.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 114

    Ut - oh, do you know something I don't? image

    I just thought it would be fun to try them out. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,428

     

    Dovefromabove wrote (see)
    Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

    Same as fleurisa. I also just ordered some sugar beet, I haven't looked it up yet if I can plant in to the old potato beds, but if I can that'll be in there too. I have so many spuds this year, I went a bit over board! image 

    Sugar beet? image

     

    Mel Mcbride wrote (see)

    Ut - oh, do you know something I don't? image

    I just thought it would be fun to try them out. 

    Well, I grew up on a farm where we grew acres and acres of sugar beet which was then processed at a 'sugar beet factory' to make Silver Spoon sugar - they're really not very pleasant to eat - imagine sugar sprinkled on a potato - image 

    You can eat the young leaves as spinach, but Spinach beet is much better.

    Anyway, sugar beet is sown in the spring - it doesn't over-winter well.

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 114

    I would love to have known you back then! You sound all 'oooph' fed up of it now though image The processing part, that's what I wanted to have a go of. I'm imagining myself surrounded in piles of, just mess everywhere, with a teaspoons worth,  that I won't even fancy trying! I just want to play with it really, see it with my own eyes, I virtually live off the stuff image 

    Thanks for telling me all this. I get so 'bothered' by reading things that tell me one thing, then speak to an actual person and it's the opposite. Not to worry though, I bought tobacco seeds (that I'm unlikely to want to smoke) ready for next year, so they'll have to be seed tin buddies for now ~ Patience is learned isn't it? Definitely doesn't come naturally haha

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
    I've never really had much luck growing either winter onions or brassicas, I'll certainly be putting plenty of garlic in this autumn though.



    I love the idea of growing my own tobacco though image
  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 114

    Ebay, 1.99. I'll let you know if they germinate lol image 

    Maybe I should find another strand n brand before summer, just in case  image

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