September growing guide part 2
Whether you're planning ahead for late nutritious meals or want to get some quick growing crops to enjoy now, our September gowing guide will help you plan your september sowing.
5 more Key crops
Contain beta-carotene, magnesium and potassium to help regulate your heart rate and blood pressure.
TIP: Make sure to prune in summer or spring to reduce the risk of silver leaf or canker infecting the fruit.
Plant: at equal depth as grown in nursery / Spacing: 2-4m apart / Row spacing: 5m
Useful for managing blood pressure, as it contains vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. The leaves are also a great source of fibre and vitamin C.
TIP: Choosing a winter variety for sowing in september, will allow harvest in 10 weeks.
Sow: 1cm deep / Spacing: 23cm apart / Row spacing: 15cm
Contains useful oxidants which help protect the eyes. Always lightly cook or boil the spinach to improve nutrient intake.
TIP: September sowings need a warm, suny position. Protect plants from the frost
Sow: 2.5cm deep / Spacing: 15cm apart / Row spacing: 30cm
Rich in vitamin C, these berries are deliciously sweet and low in calories. Perfect for weekend baking.
TIP: To avoid rotting, do not water the fruits or center crown of the plant.
Plant: So crow is level with surface / Spacing: 35cm apart / Row spacing: 75cm
Use in salads, toss through pasta or top a pizza - the chard will be a great addition to any meal.
TIP: Help them survive winter by covering them with fleece or clothes in October. Begin harvesting the leaves again in early spring.
Sow: 1.5cm / Spacing: 10cm apart / Row spacing: 45cm