Tweak last year’s sow­ing dates

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

DID you have ma­jor suc­cesses and epic fail­ures this grow­ing sea­son? Most fruit and veg gar­den­ers have cer­tain spec­tac­u­lar crops and a few dis­as­ters ev­ery year, which is partly due to the ebb and flow of weather con­di­tions. Oc­ca­sion­ally, though, it can be due to our grow­ing skills and this is where we need to mod­ify the way we cul­ti­vate spe­cific crops.

Did you think your parsnips were puny, did your let­tuce har­vest come all in one glut, were your peas blasted by mildew be­fore they had a chance to bear pods? These are all ex­am­ples of where sow­ing dates can be tweaked, so check back on your records and ad­just tim­ings ac­cord­ingly. No records to check? Put a notebook on your Christ­mas wish list!

One easy way to be­come a bet­ter gar­dener is to tweak any sow­ing dates that might have been ‘off tar­get’

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