Veg for May’s Hun­gry Gap

Country Smallholding - - Organic Growing -

Let­tuce, spinach and some other leafy veg­eta­bles are abun­dant in May, but it’s the lean­est month for har­vests of many oth­ers. Leeks for ex­am­ple are now ris­ing to flower, so need eat­ing within a week. These are great veg­eta­bles for the hun­gry gap:

Peren­ni­als such as Taun­ton Deane kale, as­para­gus, rhubarb, seakale and sor­rel

June sow­ings of pur­ple sprout­ing broc­coli, although they are fin­ish­ing soon

Au­gust to early Septem­ber sow­ings of spinach, cab­bage, Sib­sey broc­coli and spring onion, which have over­win­tered out­side, and chard although it is start­ing to flower

Sow­ings in late win­ter of radish, turnip, spinach, co­rian­der and peas for shoots, spinach etc, spring cab­bage, pea shoots af­ter, last leeks

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