These are the easier vegetables for saving seed, do have a go and discover the joy of using your own seed for fast germination and vigorous growth
The first of two, next one is summer plantings for autumn and winter harvests, appearing early winter
Save time with no dig, and no covers needed
The diary is about achieving best results in the most efficient way, with advice for every week of the year, especially in the growing season. Dates are based on zone8/9 temperate climate. Advice is from 35 years' growing experience, with many original tips to save time, money and effort.
The thumbnail shows the same beds on August 22nd, before harvest of the Kuri squash.
The second of a three part series, the third is about plant rotation
No dig: a simpler way to grow and harvest, with less weeds, better drainage and more moisture retained.
You need space undercover to do this, a minimum heap size is around 1x1m while mine is 1.2m square, 4x4 feet. Outdoor hotbeds are possible too but some heat is lost to the wind!
I have been multi-sowing like this since 1983, always refining the details, creating these tried and tested methods which I share here. Filmed and edited by my son Edward Dowding.
Save time with this method and enjoy reliable harvests
Spot the difference!
In a temperate climate, these summer-sown veg will give harvests from August until winter. Its an undug bed, very quick to clear and replant.
More harvests off the same plant, this works with all lettuce varieties