Sunday, 23 February 2014

First Day of Sowing

It's always a joyous day when you sow your first seeds of the year. And here they are: Two rows of broad beans: Aqua Dulce and the Sutton

Broad Beans
These Jerusalem artichokes are soup pot escapees. I only dug them up a couple of weeks ago, but the best ones have been returned to the plot in a new location.

Jerusalem Artichokes
After my disaster with parsnips grown in root trainers I have reverted to my usual technique of sowing Tender and True direct.  Alongside I have sown an experimental row of  Turnip Rooted Chervil. Last year I sowed these in autumn and they came to nought, so here's hoping a spring sowing of fresh seed will produce some results.


Parsnip and Chervil Root - and Autumn Planted Alliums
The autumn sown garlic and onions (plus some weeds) are just beyond the new sowings in the bare soil.

n.b. I have made sure that all my sowings have been clearly marked and labelled  (see white markers) this year.  No repetition of this schoolboy error for me.

9 comments:

  1. Well you are way ahead of me Mal...really need to try and get back into it!!

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    1. I like to spread the effort out as much as possible - basically I'm a lazy gardener!

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    2. You've made a start so apparently not as lazy as me Mal!!

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  2. Wow you're early! Will be at least a couple of weeks for me, need to let the soil dry out a bit first!

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    1. I have to admit that I am a bit spoilt with the soil at our plot. (I've seen the soup you have to contend with at your site!)

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  3. Keeping seed clearly labelled is one of my goals this year too.

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    1. We all know it, but do we do it?

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