Sow your let­tuce and cab­bage now with Peter’s hot tips

Amateur Gardening - - This Week In Gardening -


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.

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