Thursday, 26 February 2015

Digging All Done

Started digging my plot at the begining of January, with the aim of completing by the end of Feb. Finished the slade spade full this week, it's all ready for planting out as soon as the weather warms up, certainly not this week.

Not many allotments with a view like this.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Clearing out the greenhouse

Spent yesterday and today getting the greenhouse ready for this years seeds.

Started off my sweet peas (mammoth mix and mammoth scarlet) as they don't need the heater on. Had a great harvest of flowers from them last year, so thought I'd try a very red variety as well as the mixed. 

Itching to get more seeds started but it's expensive to have the greenhouse heater on so I'll give it a couple more weeks.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Seed Potatoes

I was in the local garden centre today and the seed potatoes were on sale, it's early to be thinking about planting them however in previous years I've been caught out, when I've been back to buy them later in the season many have sold out and what they have have gone soft from sitting in the warm shop for weeks on end.

Not going to get caught out this year, I've bought the following today.

Desiree - Main crop, 3 x 2kg bags. This should be enough for 3 rows, maybe 4.

Foremost - First Earlies 1 x 2kg bag, This will give me 1 row.

Slugs are a constant problem on my allotment so I've chosen both of these varieties because of their slug resistance.

I don't usually bother with chitting, but since I have the seed potatoes already I will start them off.