At Home This Week:
All the seeds sown recently, including those rather reluctant Tromboncini Squashes, have germinated, and are in the greenhouse. The Sweetcorn seeds
germinated fairly quickly on wet paper in the propagator, and they are now planted in deep pots to grow on.
I hope the weather is suitable for starting to harden off Tomatoes etc in the next day or two, as it will take a while before they are
ready to move on to the polytunnel or their outside beds.
Jobs for The Coming Week:
- Start to harden off tender plants in the greenhouse already potted on: Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Gherkins
for polytunnel. Okra, Chillies Sweet Peppers, plus Celeriac plants
- Clear the remaining spent crops from the Polytunnel and add compost to the beds
- Clear last season's Brassica bed, and prep for new plantings: (Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, French
Beans & Celeriac)
- Pot on Squash plants, Courgettes and outdoor Cucumbers and keep in greenhouse
- Move Winter Brassicas and Maincrop Leeks (Oarsman) from plastic growhouse in the garden to Polytunnel shelving, where they will be safe
- Move germinating beans, Cosmos and French Marigolds into a lighter spot in the greenhouse once there is space
- Pot up hardy herbs into troughs and put out on the shelving at the plot
- Start to plant out early Leeks
- Pot on Bizzie Lizzie plants into 9cm pots, and move to plastic growhouse
- Sow more Radishes in polytunnel and in Bean bed on #146 for succssion
- Plant out Beetroot and Spring Onion modules into polytunnel, making sure there is still space
fr French Beans and Okra to follow
I may not get all of this done in the coming week, but jobs can roll over to the following week if necessary. It depends on both the weather and the state of my knees!
I hope you are all enjoying seeing your
new plants starting to grow, and I shall let you know how mine have fared during the week, next Monday