Although I’ve been digging, weeding and tidying up all over the plot it’s the vegetable areas that I’ve been concentrating on.
I’ve now planted all four varieties of potatoes, of which the first earlies Swift * are all showing
The onions are showing signs of growth, as are most of the broad beans Masterpiece Green Longpod which grow to 120-150cm and mature July onwards.
Another broad bean Witkiem Manita* I planted later, and which are just starting to appear, only grows to 60cm and matures June onwards.
Yesterday I sowed a row each of beetroot Cylindra and Burpee’s Golden, carrots Little Fingers and Tendersnax F1 Hybrid, and spring onions Summer Isle. I’ll sow another row of each in a few weeks time. I’ve also got lettuce Buttercrunch and Lollo Rossa to sow.
The runner beans White Emergo won’t get sown until around this time next month. As last year I’ll use a wigwam of eight canes and a double row of eight canes. The sweetcorn Golden Bantam will be sown then as well.
Still to come are courgette All Green Bush, cucumber Bush Crop and tomato Gardener’s Delight.
* Georgie, in her Little London Garden, is growing in containers a few of the same potatoes and broad beans, which I sent her. It’ll be interesting to see how they compare given such different growing conditions.