Last week I had an email from Thompson & Morgan (seed specialists) from whom I normally order all my seeds etc. They were having a half price sale for one week only and I took the opportunity of snapping up some packets of seeds so that I can keep the crops going throughout the winter.
Here's what I ordered:-
Lettuce Arctic King - sow August-October & harvest April-May
Cabbage Kalibos - sow March-May & harvest August-October
Broccoli Sprouting Redhead - sow May-June & harvest March-April
Cabbage Minicole - sow April-June & harvest August-October
Radicchio Treviso Precoce Mesola- sow April-September & harvest August-December
This is just the start of my winter crops that I want to get going, and hopefully there will be plenty more to follow, but as the saying goes "you've got to start somewhere"
Over the next few weeks and months (as time permits) I want to create a big wall chart with what to plant when, how, harvest time etc and see where the gaps are and then try and "plug" those gaps so that I will be further on with my long term plan of being almost self-sufficient in vegetables all year round. It's a big task so will take some time, but will be worth it in the long run.