now it’s officially spring, the clocks have gone forward and the weather has been so good.
On Wednesday I sowed a double row of broad beans Medes which I hope will do as well as the ones I grew last year, and not be a disaster like the year before.
I planted about half the onions Sturon, and will plant the rest in a few weeks time. I’ve still got over twenty in store that I grew last year, which will last me another few months as I only eat a couple a week.
I’m growing the same first early potatoes Vales Emerald as I did last year and planted these out on Wednesday as well. I dig individual holes for them, rather than a trench, which I find much easier and quicker.
I wasn’t going to grow anything different or new this year but I was tempted to buy a packet of leaf beet Rainbow Chard. It’s a colourful and impressive looking vegetable which I don’t think I’ve ever eaten before. Even if I find that I don’t like it it should still look good on the plot.
This coming week I’ll be planting more potatoes and maybe sowing some beetroot and carrot seeds, and perhaps even a few flower seeds.