Have racked more soil over the pots to protect from the frost.
Glad it's April showers, everything is getting a nice drink and making it grow...... downside is, so are the weeds!
Sweet Pea question from my friend.... when can she plant them? She lives in Birmingham.
Happychap, envious of your raised beds, but we'll have them one day. Got the stuff to do them, we just need to get them done!
My F-i-L is growing some baby rhubarb for me, can't wait until it's done. I've just been into our local farm shop and it seems to be a ridiculous price!
I managed to get half the soil into the beds yesterday in a dry patch between the deluges. So got some more beets, cabbages and sprouts in.
Squish, I can send Toucs up to you if you like? But be warned. His 'C' is CSE woodwork was a fluke I think...
Waterlogged. Strawbs and garlic look happy but don't dare plant anything until/unless the weather improves.
There was an interesting bit on Gardeners World the other day about growing on hotbeds - some fella was harvesting spuds, salads etc in March as all his beds were on top of 12-24 inchs piles of fresh manure. Must have been literally tons of the stuff - if one could get hold of it and move it, it looks like a stellar way to grow. Anyone tried hotbeds?
My spuds finally went in the ground yesterday - after sitting on the windowsill for weeks!
Slightly concerned that the carrot & parsnip seeds that went in a month ago are showing signs of doing bugger all. Ho hum. Finally got the grow bags, and will get the greenhouse populated.
And the newly planted plum tree has budded, so at least it seems to have survived planting (always a risk with me around)
Parsnips have known for having a slow germination esp when its cold. No sign of mine yet either. It doesn't help that they've been under water for two weeks, even in the raised beds
Off out into the garden today to survey the damage caused by the weather.
I appear to have a very large cat loo. I have access to rather a lot of horse manure from the stables just along the way a bit. Tons of the steamy stuff. I think my cats would quite like a hot bed for their bums.
My peas have done nowt this year, I presume they just got water logged. I have more so will plant a second batch tomorrow. More sand vicar?
My parsnips have all popped their heads up now (yey)
I gave up on the cabbages and went and got some from the garden centre. Sweet peas and courgettes are now in the garden. The spring lettuces and stuff have been rubbish Tomatoes are going well though...
Oh that reminds me, I wonder where my tomatoe plants are. I was promised some.
Love my toms.
Things are looking good in the garden department.I have the toms in, cucumber & lettuces in the greenhouse, and the parsnips have decided to make an apperance. carrots dissapinting, but very pleased with the spuds - not grown spuds before.
However, I have a slightly worrying development in the compost bin. Something is growing. Sticking it's head out of the air vent things is what might be a tomato or possibly a potato plant (not entirely sure, if I'm honest, they look similar) What to do? I'm tempted to leave them hope they're spuds & just have some unexpected spuds at some point - but is that the right thing to do? the bin's full, so I was just going to leave it to do it's thing, so it's not like it's going to get in the way.
*looks nervously at the compost heap, wondering when the triffid will start walking down the road*
Thanks for that thought, it's going to come back to haunt me...
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