Young lettuce planted out
In April I sowed some lettuce in cell trays filled with multi-purpose compost. It is a good way to start lettuce off; getting them to a decent size before planting out. You avoid a lot of issues such as pests and poor weather that can affect direct sown lettuce. Once they are a couple of inches…
I have just bought my seed potatoes. I bought first earlies ‘Foremost’, second earlies ‘Charlotte’ and some main crop ‘Pink Fir Apple’. I have put them in seed trays and placed in athe greenhouse to encourage the chits, the shoots to start growing. We had a tip via Facebook about putting the potatoes in moist compost. This is…
Lifting and planting strawberries
A lovely day out on the plot before storm Dennis arrives. I decided to lift some strawberry runners to plant up in pots. The old bed is going to be dug up and used for vegetables but I wanted to keep some of the strawberry plants. I chose runners that had rooted and had good clean,…
It was such a glorious day, the sky was blue with not a cloud in it and the sun was almost warm.
I decided to tidy the rhubarb which had started sprouting well due to the mild weather. I pulled off the dead stems and also most of the larger red stalks. Then I covered the plant with…
I decided to experiment this year with starting seedlings off in egg boxes. I bought 50 of them off Ebay and they worked out at 12p each. To give greater depth to the container I closed the box and then cut out the top. I half filled the egg box with compost and dropped a seed in each…
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