Sowed carrot seed under the two plastic cloches put down to warm the soil: Nominator. After last year's sucess with seeds tapes I bought these from Kings Seeds, and the amount in the packet was sufficient for six 1m rows. These are
a new variety to me, and although they are advertised as resistant to carrot fly, they will be covered with enviromesh with the others because the net reaches right across the bed.
I also sowed some Early Nantes 2 under the large cloche, in pinches
to grow into bunches of carrots with minimum of thinning, as well as some beetroot (Red Ace) and Turnip (Milan White) Just one row of each, as these are for an early crop. I shall sow more in a couple of weeks' time, without
At home in the greenhouse, the aubergine plants are growing out of the top of their plastic cups already, and the chillies and peppers are growing steadily. There are far too many plants for our needs,
and so once they are a little larger some can be re-homed.
This year I am trying hard to think about a succession of crops such as lettuce, rather than have twenty ready at a time, so pricked out half a dozen seedlings to grow on on individual
modules. I think if I delay pricking more out for a week or so, the second lot might mature later, and the remaining ones can go straight into the ground, to perhaps be even later. Worth a try!
The onion plants are now in the large cold frame at the
plot, which gave me a little bit of space on the staging, so now, in trays, there are seeds of Cosmos, Zinnias and Asters, and in a pot some Spanish Flag seeds. Really pleased to see the first of the Coleus seedlings sown about three weeks ago is developing
purple markings on the leaves... I was a bit concerned they all seemed to be lime green, but hope for a colourful display is on the horizon!
The Yacon plants are all growing too, which is exciting. Not sure when they could go out into the cold
frame though, as they sound quite tender. I shall have to look into this as they will need larger pots soon
The greenhouse is of course jam packed, as you can see from this view of one side, but the pelargoniums will be outside soon and then space can
be given to potting up begonia tubers. As I said, there is a plan ... I just have to work hard at sticking to it!!