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There are some really robust vegetables that can put up British winters, ensuring that you have a supply of vegetables throughout the winter months. Try Brussels sprouts, kale, leeks, parsnips and cabbage.
Try growing the following vegetables to ensure that you have a supply of vegetables throughout the winter months:
For full details on sowing the seeds of the vegetables mentioned, please click on the links at the end of the Growing Notes above.
Vegetable seed companies are often introducing new varieties to try but here are a few recommendations;
AGM fruit and vegetables
For parsnips, it is a good idea to prevent the ground from freezing so you can dig them up even after a week of heavy frost. Use an insulating duvet of bin liners filled with cardboard or a 15-20cm (6-8in) layer of straw.
Pests to watch for include slugs, snails, aphids and pigeons.
PigeonsPumpkins and winter squashes: storingRHS Grow Your Own Root vegetables: storingThe National Society of Allotment and Leisure GardenersVegetables: growing for springVegetables: growing for winterVegetables: transplanting
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