8 April 2014

Sprouting Broccoli

It's getting towards the "hungry gap" now that the sprouting broccoli is nearly over. Last year I sowed Lancer Mix which mature successionally and included a mid to late white variety as well as early, mid and late purple types.

The only plant left to harvest has the best looking purple sprouts of all of them.

Over the new year I nearly pulled up the Red Ursa kale as it looked fairly bedraggled ,but I'm now glad I didn't as it's having a final burst of growth. Apart from the broccoli and some parsley it's about the only thing still producing, as I dug up the last of the leeks today and sowed some chard and lettuce now that the weeds are emerging ( a sign that the soil is warming up?)

2 April 2014

Early Spring garden

Early Spring garden photo album now on line.

Having planted my potatoes, first broad beans and peas on the allotment in late March I'm now letting the soil warm up a bit before doing any more over there. However I thought that photos of soil covered with black fabric might be just that bit too exciting for you.

While the back garden always looks colourful in springtime,hopefully this will continue throughout the rest of the year now that I'm introducing new shrubs and flowers into the raised beds where I used to grow my veg in  pre-allotment days.

 My veggie based job today was to clean up one of the cold frames and sow red celery and leek seed.,plus some mixed onion sets (red,white and yellow ) that I got half price.