Get planting!

Don’t let your space go to waste when there are lots of crops to enjoy

Whatever you do, don’t leave your plot empty over winter. There’s no need for it, as there’s plenty to be getting on with and planting out now, to continue cropping for longer. Any break in your veg planting will be a break in harvesting produce, and if you’re aiming for a year-round plot, with something to eat almost constantly, you need to keep it up and make the most of those crops that cope with the autumn and winter weather. Another great reason to continue with the planting on your plot is that it’s of huge benefit to the soil. Crops will keep the soil stable, less weedy and will prevent the washing away and leaching of nutrients during winter rains. Anything you can do to keep your soil sturdy and healthy in the relative off-season is great.

Whatever you do, don’t leave your plot empty over winter. There’s no need for it, as there’s plenty to be getting on with and planting out now, to continue cropping for longer. Any break in your veg planting will be a break in harvesting produce, and if you’re aiming for a year-round plot, with something to eat almost constantly, you need to keep it up and make the most of those crops that cope with the autumn and winter weather.

Another great reason to continue with the planting on your plot is that it’s of huge benefit to the soil. Crops will keep the soil stable, less weedy and will prevent the washing away and leaching of nutrients during winter rains.

Anything you can do to keep your soil sturdy and healthy in the relative off-season is great.