Well not here. I have lots of seeds to keep going with and I keep some from my last harvest (except beetroot, carrots & parsnips). I'm still waiting for the seeds to arrive from my prize I won from Spaldings. It will be too late soon. In the meantime I have sown plenty of what I had left over. They are all in my greenhouse. I also managed to find myself 2 new heated propagators. Wait for it, bargain price of £14.90 each. They are massive, twice the size of the ones I had before. They were half price in Wilkinson's, I found them at £39.90 in Homebase. I sold the old ones for £15 the pair, so that paid for one of them. They are great, I have managed to get so much in them & all the plants are sprouting really quickly (quicker than they did in the old ones). So far I have got Calabrese seedlings, lettuce, tomato, squash, pumpkin, beans, sweetcorn & lots of other things. This time I have labelled thing so I remember what's what.
I have made it down to the plot for the last week, on Monday I had to come home rather quickly (we have no toilets there) so didn't spend much time there. But I have managed a few hours every day. It's all dug over, weeded & I have started sowing direct. Potatoes are in, dug a trench, filled with manure, chicken manure pellets & my magic ingredient. Then potatoes went in & got covered up.. I have sowed a few rows of carrots, parsnips & beetroot. I had to water them today as the soil had dried on the surface creating a crust so I also put a layer of fleece over it. I have also emptied my compost heap & put it into the tyres I got. Each is piled 2 high, manure into the bottom (fresh for the warmth) and then filled with the compost. These will be my Sweet Potato beds. I love Sweet Potatoes. I have ordered mine, 5 slips, I intend to put one slip in each tyre pile. I think that will be enough, it says plant 9inches apart, the tyres are only 18 inches wide. It would be a squash to fit 2 in, I think. So now everything is ready.
Except for the garlic, it didn't come up at the plot so I've had to buy more. I've popped it in the freezer & will plant it into modules soon. Then when they've started I can plant them out.
|New propagator with beans & squashes|
|New propagator with sweetcorn & salads|
|Garlic at home has come up|
|Strawberries plants from last years runners|
|Raspberries at home in leaf|
|Remember that pieris I bought last year, it is red.|