Keep the soil moist until shoots form, then plant outdoors in July. Garlic does best in well-drained, rich soil with lots of compost, in a raised bed.
The seedlings must be planted about 60cm apart and grown in richly fertilised soil, which should never be allowed to dry out. Sow at intervals so that you can have fresh cauliflower throughout the year. Don’t let sunshine reach the cauliflower curds as this will cause them to discolour. Tie the leaves closed, over the curds, with string.
They’re a must for your salads. Spring onions thrive in loose soil that’s well-fertilised and drains well.
Make successive sowings for a continuous supply. Harvest from July, picking smaller leaves for salads. Keep it moist and cool and don’t be shy about fertilising.
The podded beans are best eaten young. You can also snip off the green tops after the first pods appear – they’re delicious when simply wilted with butter. Broad beans grow best in a sunny spot sheltered from wind. They enjoy rich, moist, well-drained soil.
If you would like to start a vegetable garden, but are not sure where to begin, give us a call so that we can assist.