On Thursday I started sowing some vegetable seeds with short two/three feet rows of beetroot Detroit 2, Golden and Gourmet Blend; carrots Baby, Danvers Half Long and Nantes Frubund; leeks Ardea, lettuce mix red/green salad bowl and spring onions White Lisbon. Once they’ve all appeared I’ll then sow more of each.
Last Sunday plot neighbour Trevor kindly gave me some salsify and scozonera seeds which I also sowed. Mo did a post Salsify… or Scorzonera ? recently and Carrie reckons that the latter are yummy and gorgeous! More on these another time.
On one of the perennial cornflowers was this common hunting spider (Pisaura mirabilis).
The square planter now has red tulips Couleur cardinal and white narcissus Silver chimes in flower. I know that both Carrie and Damo, among others, like tulips and I must say that I do to and will grow more next year. However as for deciding which colours and varieties to choose…!
Yesterday I pottered for a couple of hours whilst enjoying the warm sunshine. I was weeding and trying to decide where I’m going to grow the giant single sunflowers and what flower seeds to sow next week. They’ll certainly include some california poppies, cornflowers, nasturtiums and sweet peas.
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