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September growing guide - part 1

Whether you're planning ahead for late nutritious meals or want to get some quick growing crops to enjoy now, our September growing guide will help you plan your September sowing.


5 Key crops

Corn salad

Rich in vitamin A for healthy skin, eyes and all round immune function. All year round harvest so pick as needed;

TIP: Pick leaves from various plants each time, so they keep growing. Will crop all winter if protected from frost.

Sow: 1cm deep / Spacing: 10cm / Row spacing: 15cm





Gooseberries

Containing vitamin C and potassium, gooseberries are a great source of anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrient - that helps with alleviated seasonal allergies.

TIP: Mulch the soil to hold in moisture and give plants a boost by applying a general fed in late winter.

Plant: at equal depth as grown in nursery / Spacing: 1.2m apart / Row spacing: 1.2m




Grapes

Packed with compounds that benefit the heart and skin, and reduce cancer risk. Perfect for smoothies, or a healthy hard sweet, if frozen once picked

TIP: Remove all the flowers for the first two years to allow the vine to grow significantly.

Plant: at equal depth as grown in nursery / Spacing: 1.2m apart / Row spacing: 1.5m




Onions

The basic ingredient to many scrumptious meals, the onion contains compounds to aid blood flow, and promote a healthy digestive system. Enjoy raw or cooked.

TIP: Remove any flower stems that form and plant sets in a well-drained soil.

Plant: at equal depth as grown in nursery / Spacing: 1.2m apart / Row spacing: 1.5m




Pears

Rich in a soluble fibre that is gentle on the gut and helps manage cholesterol. Eat with skin to maximise health benefits.

TIP: Grow in a sunny, sheltered location Water during dry spells and when the fruit is starting to swell.

Plant: at equal depth as grown in nursery / Spacing: 2-5m apart / Row spacing: 3-5m


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