Saturday, 8 March 2014

Sowing the seeds and weeding the weeds

 Now that  most of the poly tunnel plants are growing well and we are carrying them from the conservatory to the kitchen every night and back again every morning it was time to start on all the other seed sowing. Outside the heavy clay soil we have is still much too wet and cold, so seeds that don't need any heat are always sown in pots and trays in the greenhouse.
Calabrese, Chard, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Leek, Purple Sprouting Brocolli and Mangetout are the first things sown today.
(The parsley plants in the middle of the picture are for potting up to sell later).

Although the beds are too wet for seeds I have been able to start weeding. The new  strawberry bed was first. We pegged down 2 dozen runners from the oldest plants and moved them to a new bed in the Autumn but the wet winter didn't do them much good and we've lost several plants. The Autumn raspberry bed also got sorted.

The forecast for tomorrow sounds wonderful, if they are right we should be able to get lots done 

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