Outside, inside . . . .


I love to sow straight outside, into the soil and the following vegetables can be sowed towards the end of this month: leeks, onions, peas, beans, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, kohl rabi, spinach, cabbage, turnips and carrots.

Celeriac, calabrese, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines will need indoor sowing.  I must admit that I tend to double up for peas and beans, sowing indoors and outdoors, in case the mice get to them.  That said, I have had great success with laying branches of holly along the ground, covering the newly sown seeds – the mice don’t want to prick their noses!