Autumn seedlings are in the ground

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Purple sprouting broccoli seedling

We’ve had more luck with our seed raising this year, and last week I transplanted a whole pile of seedlings out into the garden. The beds are looking pretty bare at the moment, but we have a huge crop ahead of us:

  • Carrots
  • Silverbeets
  • Turnips
  • Snow peas
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Peas
  • Leeks
  • Beetroots
  • Spring onions
    • green
    • red
  • Kale
    • green
    • tuscan black
    • red russian
  • Broccoli
    • purple sprouting
    • di cicco
    • romanesco
    • chinese (broccolini)
  • Cabbages
    • mini
    • chinese
    • red
    • sugarloaf

That should keep us going for a while! This time around, I’ve avoided mass planting, and have instead mixed everything together (except the root vegetables). Hopefully I’ve got the spacing right, but only time will tell…

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2 thoughts on “Autumn seedlings are in the ground

    Oliver Bock said:
    April 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Why have you “mixed everything together”?

      James responded:
      April 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      The principles are this:

      * If you “block plant” the vegetables, it means that if bugs attack one plant, they only have a short hop to get to the rest.

      * Allegedly, if there’s a mix of different colours and leaf shapes, it makes it harder for bugs to find their favourite target.

      * Variety is good for the soil and plants.

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