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New veggie raised bed


By Scotkat

Angus, Scotland Sco

My husband has made me a raised veggie bed with garden slabs recycled from our path turned on there edge.

Its looking good I am working on the soil getting it read to plant out.
My ? is there any veggies I could plant out now to grow through the winter .
Also when can I plant potaotes know I have missed the boat for this year.
Be read to start early next year.



Depending on the severity of your winters you could probably grow some of the cabbages and kale. They will even take a freeze now and then. With some protection on really cold nights, spinach and broccoli might be good too.

16 Aug, 2008


I think you can autumn-sow some varieties of carrots, peas and broad beans, in which case you get to pick them really early. I must admit, I've never tried autumn sowing veggies. Re the potatoes (and anything else for that matter) you plant them when all risk of frost has passed and teh soil is warming up nicely. You can speed that up by covering it with something but not really nec. Don't fall into the trap of sowing too early in the spring, even tho you are itching to get things in, they will germinate better and grow away stronger if left a bit later in the season.

16 Aug, 2008


Hi I have just sown some over winter onion seeds, Senshyu semi globe yellow (Japanese) they will hopefully be ready for next year and you can plant garlic cloves in Autumn too, to over winter. Have tried doing garlic with success, but first time with onions.

17 Aug, 2008


I use a lot of onions so interested in growing these.

Thankyou AP .

May check out local nurseries to see if they have winter brasica plants ready as I have not got seeds on the go.

7 Sep, 2008

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