Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert


Sue Says
Try hardy cabbages such as ‘Tundra’ http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/321/1.html or ‘January King’. Similarly Kale also makes an excellent winter vegetable and can be quite attractive, such as ‘Black Tuscany’ http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/40/1.html. On the theme of attractive vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli makes an unusual addition to the winter vegetable garden. Hardy lettuce ‘All the Year Round’ is a great crop for sowing now for winter salads http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/445/1.html You could also try onion sets for autumn planting such as ‘Hi Keeper’ http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/407/1.html , although it’s worth bearing in mind that sprouting broccoli can grow 60-90cm tall so would probably fare better in a deeper container. You could also try spinach in your greenhouse, such as ‘Scenic’ http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/746/1.html. New varieties of carrots such as ‘Nantes Frubund’ http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/336/1.html are ideal for sowing under cover in the autumn or winter for early crops.

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