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Tarpiniu paseliu itaka pafermio sejomainu produktyvumui [The influence of catch crops on farm rotation productivity (summary)], Zemdirbyste=Agriculture 53: 116-136.
You can also underplant crops such as runner beans that are grown on poles as it can be up to six weeks from planting in late May before the beans block out the light underneath, giving you time to get a catch crop of salad leaves germinated, grown and harvested.
The traditional French breakfast radishes must be eaten when they are no larger than a small grape and all the salad vegetables are natural catch crops.
IF you always seem to have space between rows of veg on your veg plot, catch crops - which are small and fast-growing - are ideal when used as temporary space-fillers.
Good catch crops include radish, spring onion, spinach, oriental greens and lettuce.
Interplant using catch crops (a quick-growing crop) to use space to the maximum.
Try out some catch crops of salads in pots or glasshouse soil.
SUMMER turnips are really useful catch crops, ideally grown in spaces between slower-growing veg which will need more space later on in the year.
So it is on with harvesting and as soon as a little piece of ground is emptied it is filled with catch crops of quick growing vegetables such as radish, lettuce, beetroot and spring onions.
Sow some winter cabbages now for planting out in early June - interplant these young plants with catch crops of salad leaves.
Catch crops such as lettuces can be grown in spaces between them until they fill out.
Sow one or two catch crops of fast maturing salad crops in the rows until the leeks and brassicas have grown to fill the spaces.
Catch crops IF you always seem to have space between rows of veg on your veg plot, catch crops - which are small and fast-growing - are ideal when used as temporary space-fillers.