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January: What to sow

Seeds to be sown include peas, which do well in modules or even individual pots.

I used to use peat pots when they were fashionable but these days I have reverted back to my old fashioned newspaper pots, which are simply made by rolling newspaper around a piece of wood and folding the end over. The peas can then be sown and placed into their final growing positions in April or May, by which time, so long as the greenhouse has not been too warm, will be a few inches high.

You can also sow broad beans if the soil is warmed by a sheet of plastic, and then cover them with a cloche.

Check out my range of PEAS and BROAD BEANS

Onions, too, should be sown now, and despite what the books say you can still pop some garlic in the ground.  Click for ONIONS AND GARLIC



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