Planting Plan for Winter 2016/2017
The plans for this winter are based on a number of factors:
- the need to rotate what’s planted in each bed
- grouping plants with similar needs
- growing some unusual varieties
- varieties with different leaf/flower colour, varying heights, for visual interest
Raised Bed 1
This bed will be entirely planted with Green Manure; we can do this in early October
Raised Bed 2
This bed will be a mix of chard and winter salads, including black radish, mooli, salad burnet, pak choi, lettuce; a row or two of garlic and possibly shallots. The artichokes have not done well and will come out.
Raised Bed 3
This bed will be planted with broad beans, to overwinter; we’ll plant them in early November
Raised Bed 4
This bed is already planted with brassicas and chard which are cropping now and should continue to do so till Spring
We’ve agreed not to plant anything here that will need regular watering; our current herbs do well (or at least OK) as they are all Mediterranean – we could plant other varieties of e.g. thyme here.
Leave the sorrel to overwinter here.
Wildlife Friendly Area
For the October Gardening Party, we will plant three Hebe: I suggest we consider Hebe Oratia Beauty, flowers (pink) in summer, grows to a maximum height of .75 cm, so not too thug like, will attract wildlife and will provide some shade for the plants in front: I suggest we try again with lavender in front of them, possibly getting slightly bigger plants this time?