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    How to Sow Vegetables!
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    What an array of veg!
    If you're frustrated by your fuschias, worried about your weeds or even raging about your roses - then tune into 'The Gardener's Diary' with Luke Ashmead on BBC Three Counties Radio every Sunday afternoon.
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    • Sow seed thinly into pre-watered shallow rows/drills.

    • Cover with soil.

    • Allow ample spacing in between rows for tending to the crop. If you are not sure follow guidelines on packet.

    • As seedlings develop thin out crop transplanting if necessary.

    • Keep soil moist until plants have established themselves.


    Broad Beans.BROAD BEANS
    SOW: Feb-May.
    DEPTH: 2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 8"
    ROWS: 2 drills 8" apart with 24" between these.


    Beetroot.BEETROOT
    SOW: Mar-Jul.
    DEPTH: 1"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 4"
    ROWS: 12" apart.


    carrotsCARROT
    SOW: Mar-Jul.
    DEPTH: 1/2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 1"
    ROWS: 10" apart


    parsnipsPARSNIP
    SOW: Feb-Apr.
    DEPTH: 1/2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 6" Sowing 3 seeds together
    ROWS: 12".


    Pea Pods.PEA
    SOW: Oct-Nov or Feb-Jun.
    DEPTH: 2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 3" Sowing in flat drills in a zigzag pattern
    ROWS: 15" depending on variety.


    radishesRADISH
    SOW: Feb-Aug.
    DEPTH: 1/2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 1"
    ROWS: Summer - 6" Winter -9".


    Spinach.SPINACH
    SOW: Mar-Jun or Aug-Sept.
    DEPTH: 1"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 3"
    ROWS: 12".


    Swede.SWEDE
    SOW: Apr-Jun.
    DEPTH: 1/2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 9"
    ROWS: 15".


    sweetcornSWEETCORN
    SOW: May-Jun.
    DEPTH: 1"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 18" Sowing 2 seeds together
    ROWS: 18".


    Turnips.TURNIP
    SOW: Feb-Jun or Jul-Sept.
    DEPTH: 1/2"
    SPACE BETWEEN SEED: 5-9"
    ROWS: 12".

     

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