In The Polytunnels This Week:
The Mangetout plants are now in the ground alongside the Peas, and the space for Dwarf French Beans prepared. Some small Lettuce seedlings are lined
out there for now, as by the time the bean plants are ready to go in ...they have not even germinated yet... a lot of the Lettuce will have been eaten
The next job is to clear the adjoining space for planting Raab seedlings. This will be another fast-maturing
crop, which will be followed by further Lettuce and Spring Onions, plus a row of Beetroot.
Sitting on the staging there are trays of Spring Onions, Raab and Beetroot, as well as Onions in small individual pots, all looking healthy and slowly growing.
I have to remind myself it is only the beginning of April and it is normal for
In the second tunnel, the Potato plants are getting on for 15cm tall under their protective cloches, and now need earthing up. GIven that temperatures at night in the tunnel
itself have been below zero several times this past week, it just shows what extra protection is being provided by those cloches, as the growth is green and healthy, not frost-blackened.
Spring Cabbages are beginning to heart up, just as the Tender
Stem Broccoli is coming to an end. There are still plenty of Purple Sprouting Broccoli shoots developing, with plenty to share
Now that the Summer planting plan is up to date, I know where Cucumbers and Chinese Red Noodle Beans are going, so I can put
up their support nets in this coming week