Tips/Growing information

 

June in the Veg Garden

Solent White Garlic

June and July is the time to lift Garlic. Once the leaves start to yellow and lie down the garlic bulbs should be ready to lift. Once lifted remember to leave them on the ground for a few days then brush off any excess soil. To dry fully so that they store well, place them on some suspended netting to allow plenty of air to circulate around the bulbs.

Normally for showing the best matching bulbs would be selected from those lifted, the remainder would leave plenty to select "the best" for your stock to divide into individual cloves to plant about the 23rd November in our area. Once the stock bulbs are selected eat the rest!

We hope that members will save plenty of Garlic Cloves to plant for next years show. Not only can the bulbs be exhibited in the garlic class, they could also be used in the Vegetable Trug class where the white colour adds an extra dimension.

May in the Veg Garden

Peas and beans can be sown outdoors. All vegetable plants can be planted outdoors once ready and if weather conditions are good. Leeks and late Brassicas can be sown now for over wintering

 

April in the Veg Garden

It’s time to sow the following seeds:

1st Beetroot and carrots outdoors. Plant Brassicas outside and onions from the end of April

 

March in the Veg Garden

It’s time to start sowing the following seeds:                                                                                        

Brassicas’, Aubergine, Chilli, early lettuce, Jolant Leeks, Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes (outdoor varieties)

 

February in the Veg Garden

It’s time to sow the following seeds:

Aubergine, Chilli, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes (early varieties).                                                 Smaller varieties of onions and leeks                                           

It’s time to top dress with general fertiliser:

All overwintered garlic and onions

 

January 2018

The vegetable guide below was in with a Garden Illustrated Magazine. I thought it may be of interest to members and get them thinking about what to plant for this years Dodford Show

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