|No 2 Bed N1 Plot 20 Rows of Main Crop Potatoes (7/4/15)|
|No 3 Bed N2 Plot First 5 Rows of Peas Showing (7/4/15)|
|Tenth Row of Potatoes Being Sown Last Week (1/4/15)|
|Fruit Cage N1 Plot (7/4/15)|
No1 bed is my roots bed for this season and so far several rows of carrots, (Amsterdam forcing, Nantes & Flyaway) have been sown, followed by a couple of drills sown with Swede. 2 drills of parsnips (Gladiator & Hollow crown) were sown into the lower end of this bed this afternoon, adjacent to the fruit cage. I sowed Hollow crown for the first time last season at the top end of this bed and the germination rate was extremely poor to say the least. Since then the bed has had a couple of dozen barrow loads of mud and silt from the nearby drainage ditch added to it, so I will be interested to see if germination and growth rates are any different this season, in the now, very fine silt like soil.
|Rhubarb in Plentiful Supply (7/4/15)|
Very little weeding has had to be done so far this season (except No 5 bed). This I put down to numerous heavy frosts during February and March, keeping the germination rates down somewhat. Grass mowing has already been done once, a couple of weeks ago with the second cut due within the next few days. Several types of seeds sown into pots/trays inside my poly tunnel are now in various stages of growth, with Sweetcorn (Lark F1) and celeriac doing particularly well at the moment. Hopefully, over the next few days, more seed sowing will take place, in particular, lettuce, cucumbers and more roots.
There's Always Tomorrow!!!