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winter crops?

Post: # 248660Post demi »

what can you grow in the poly tunnel over winter?
and what can youo grow outside, if anything?

i know of cabbages and parsnips but what else?
how long would potatoes/onions/carrots keep in the poly tunnel for befor you have to pull them up?
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Post: # 248876Post sleepyowl »

You can grow salads in a polytunnel over winter as well as spinach
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Post: # 248897Post Odsox »

Early peas grow well in a tunnel, I shall be sowing some soon now I have harvested all the cauliflowers that were in the way.
You don't say where you are, but I shall plant a shortish row of first early potatoes in January for digging late April.

Other than that, broad beans like Aqua Dulce or Sutton in January (near the door so the bees can find them), also cauliflower and summer cabbage sown in January, garlic and shallots can be planted now as well as over-wintering onion sets.
Next year if you start a little earlier you can grow over-wintering Pak Choi, winter lettuces, winter hardy spring onions, cauliflower and spring cabbage.
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Post: # 248909Post grahamhobbs »

I don't have space for onions and garlic in the polytunnel, but adding to Odsox's list, I've got growing turnips, kohlrabi, beetroot, chinese cabbage, parsley, rocket, american cress, lambs lettuce, various lettuces (not specifically winter ones), endive and broccoli (calabrese). Purslane is another alternative, but I find it attracts slugs by the thousands. The great thing about growing cauliflower and broccoli in the polytunnel is that you can transplant some outside in March and leave some inside. This way you get a nice succession. In early spring you can start sowing carrots and beetroot as well.

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Post: # 248915Post irigg »

just planted my garlic last week and its come up really well

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Post: # 248922Post sleepyowl »

There are also mooli radishes
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Post: # 248937Post demi »

i didnt know you can grow broccoli and cawliflower over winter. ill have to try that, my broccoli allways gets attacked my caterpillers in the summer.
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