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By Fairlie

Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi just like to know is it to late in the season to sow seads i.e. (Sunflower,Chilli,
Babyleaf and Sweet Pea ,or should i just leave them till next year ?



Sweet peas can be sown in October and over-wintered - it's a traditional method of growing them.
You'll need to chip the seeds (scrape a bit of the outer seed coat off) and soak them overnight. I don't know about the others you mention.

6 Aug, 2010


Too late this year for sunflower and chilli. You can still sow carrots (you'll end up with small ones), Milan turnips, salad leaves, rocket and various other veg. Check out my last blog :-)

6 Aug, 2010


Probably still time for some radishes in a sunny spot. Maybe asparagus, overwintering onions, leaf chicory?

6 Aug, 2010


Broad beans are often planted in autumn.

7 Aug, 2010

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