Lamb's lettuce can already be harvested in October if you sow it in July already. As lamb's lettuce is winter-hardy up to -15 °C, however, it can also be sown as late as August or September. Lamb's lettuce is rich in vitamin C and thus provides a healthy, delicious salad base in autumn. The seeds are scattered from the seed bag in furrows approx. 2 cm deep. Then cover the seeds with soil again and water well. The seeds take approx. 2 – 3 weeks to germinate, until harvesting approx. 12 weeks. So that your lamb's lettuce is not infected with mildew, it is worthwhile planting robust varieties such as “Rodion”.
Cauliflower can be sown from mid-June onwards. Choose a warm, sunny location with good, humus-rich soil. To sow, press two seeds into the ground approx. 5 x 5 cm apart and one centimetre deep and cover them with soil. When the germ buds are 3 cm high, the weaker of the two is pulled out so that the stronger plant has more room to grow. As soon as the cauliflower heads are as big as a fist, you should protect them from the sun so that they do not become yellowish and grey. To do this, simply bend the edge leaves inwards. The cauliflower head is thus protected from the sun and remains nice and white and thus tasty.
At the beginning of July it is time to sow later radish varieties such as “Münchner Bier” and “Round Black Winter”. The seeds should be sown 1 cm deep and 15 – 25 cm apart. A nutrient-rich, moist soil provides optimum conditions for the radish. After germinating, the delicate plants must be separated. With late varieties, the distance between the radish plants should be at least 30 cm. Do not forget to water regularly in the cultivation phase!