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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



Plums

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




Radishes (winter)

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




Spinach

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




Strawberries

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




Swiss chard

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


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