Sow your lettuce and cabbage now with Peter’s hot tips
While flea beetles are no problem on brassicas in cool, damp autumn conditions, precaution will need to be taken to control slugs. 2
Glass and plastics covering crops need to be sparkling clean to let in all available light. 3
Land cress is a good alternative to watercress. Let one plant flower and self-seed next summer, and plants like this will crop up for a number of years. 4
Autumn planted, spring cabbage grows well in containers – here are four in a 20-litre compost bag.