The alpine strawberries have finally germinated and they are tiny!
Weather is set to be mild for the rest of this so I sowed some clumps of spring onions in pots and risked half a dozen Lady Christl potatoes in grow sacks in the greenhouse. Put a few tomatoes and peppers in the propagator but will leave the main sowings till next month.
shallot seed sown on the 14/2 have started to poke through. All the plantings that i have got in the light box are doing exceptionally well, this is definetly the way to bring them on...
Been digging onion bed extension..
I've not got mine in yet but will be chitting them tomorrow. Spoke to a couple of other guys in the NVS and going to try chitting my stump carrots as well this year.
Darren Blick said:
Parsnips should already be in mate
Should have had them in 2 weeks ago, better get them in now
Carrots have a couple of weeks yet, need to get weather warmer
Parsnips won't have long enough if you don't get them sown now
Sorry John, been busy lately and not been on
Just noticed your leeks, I'm certainly no expert but I believe your collars need to go all the way to the base and approx an inch above the button to draw the leek up
You may be ok with your Parsnips, Damo will be growing for the Southern Championships which is the first show, so he needs to get his sown early
I have sown my celery and now potted on to 2" pots
My onions have checked back due to the cold but at least they are still alive, unlike last year where I killed them all
Yeah two schools of thought on the collar thing Main reason that they are not all the way down is I'm needing to increase the bore on the lagging. Just got some tonight when a rugby training so hope to put new ones on tomorrow if I can. With the Parsnips I'm a week earlier this year with my chitting. By chitting I reckon that will buy me another another week, but we will just have to wait and see. Had hoped to have a number of barrels this year but was let down badly so just using my wooden boxes. Not planning any for the Scottish branch so again use this year to try and get things right. Although my stump beds are now 30 inches high.
JBA order arrived,10 salad blue & 10 congo, growing as a novelty...Blue chips???? also 4 garlic bulbs which i have split and put into compost, the bed for these isn't finished yet, so i thought i'd start them of at home first.All wehave had is a short sharp shower here in The Centre Of The Universe, hosepipe ban is looming.
Well, I've not actually done anything in the veggie patch yet except start chitting my spuds and prune my cordon apples. I'm far too excited to see florets starting to develop on my PSB. Never grown it before - how long does it take to get from tiny florets (about 1cm across) to edible sized ones?
I also ordered some tomato and sweet pepper seeds from Victoriana nurseries this morning, their range is far too tempting. I do find that seed packets are too big for me most of the time. I like to grow a variety of, say, tomatoes, but it gets a bit expensive.
I looked at Victorianas seeds today, they are pricey, and there p&p. a joke..shall stick with Kings.
Picked the first PSB, covered raised onion bed with bubble wrap, finished of turning manure into potato bed, hoed
around PSB, pulled out the rotting caulies (snow killed them), dug down 3 feet trying to get out horse radish roots they go down deeper, so back filled the hole and shall now hoe the leaves of as they come through, kill it that way, was asked to look at stolen potato ladies PSB, she wanted to know what grubs were decimating her unnetted crop, PIGEONS i explained.......der