Once I can get working on the plot again one of the first jobs I’ll be doing is emptying the compost bin and spreading lots of crumbly black earth over the ground. It’ll be nice if my feathered friends keep me company again like last year.
Much of the compost will be used on the area where I’ll be growing potatoes. One of the varieties I’ve chosen is the second early Charlotte which is an excellent salad potato.
I bought my seed potatoes at the trading hut last Sunday and I’ve put them out to chit in the spare room until I start planting them out during March.
Courgettes will include Defender F1 Hybrid, but I’ll only be growing one each of three varieties as that should provide more than enough for me and others.
I’ve had no luck growing cucumbers outside but ever optimistic I’m going to try again. This time it’s with the rather different Crystal Lemon ones.
Spring sees the perennial cornflower (centaurea montana), followed in the summer by the vivid blue annuals (centaurea cyranus) and wild flower lesser knapweed (centaurea nigra) which the insects like.
Last year I was going to grow coleus (coleus blumei) as an indoor plant but my half-hearted attempt didn’t come to anything so I’m going to try again this year with some Rainbow mixed seed.
Edit…Glo has very kindly awarded me her Chocolate Cake Award for this post.