In the middle of winter, the first sowing is possible: the gardener can resume an activity in the vegetable garden.
A prelude to spring!
Starting sowing early in the year allows the plants to start growing early, so that they last as long as possible. Temperatures can still be low and the soil cold, so only sow outdoors (in pots or in the ground) if you can protect your plants with plastic covers, frames or sails.
Indoors or outdoors, vary the seedlings
"Start with the onion seeds, indoors or in a heated greenhouse, advise the garden experts, authors of Tout le potager (published by Marabout).
From February, you can start sowing lettuce, tomatoes, leeks, peas and artichokes.
Outdoors, under cover, sow beans and cabbage, spinach, peas and radish early summer ".
Lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers ...
The garden experts continue with the month of March: "inside or in a heated greenhouse always, sow lettuce, tomatoes, eggplants, pepperschili peppers cucumbers, celeryceleriacs, fennel bulbous, peas, sweet corn and sweet potato.
Outside or under shelter, it will be the turn of beansred cabbages cauliflower summer, spinachkale cabbage Brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, carrots, turnips, peas, radish, lettuce early and asparagus seed ". This is enough to make a gourmet vegetable garden for this summer!
At the same time, you can create a “vegetable garden plan” on paper and think about its arrangement, without forgetting the associations of beneficial plants ...
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