It’s getting busy…

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 ChardIt’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.

Happy gardening!


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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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20 Responses to It’s getting busy…

  1. wellywoman says:

    My broad beans and spuds are in too. This weather really is incredible, a repeat of last year possibly? Hopefully we don’t get such a cold, dull summer this time. I grew rainbow chard last year, the leaves are nice picked when not too big and lightly steamed like spinach. I used them like this in omlettes. You can also use that baby leaves as a cut and come again salad. I’m not so keen on them when the leaves get bigger. They do look beautiful a bit like a stained glass window when the light shines through them.

    • Flighty says:

      Welly’ although nice it is far too dry and warm for this time of year and I do wonder what the summer will be like!
      Thanks for the info on the rainbow chard, which I look forward to growing and eating. xx

  2. Sounds like you have been a busy boy – hope everything is successful for you this year.

  3. nikkipolani says:

    Love it. Vegetables as ornamentals 🙂 Hope you get all the rain you need for your plot plans!

  4. Jo says:

    It certainly is getting busy now, especially with the good weather we’ve been having. I’m growing Rainbow Chard too, I’ve grown it before, it’s something a little different to put on the plate.

  5. Mo says:

    It’s all happening! 🙂 We have grown Rainbow Chard in the past too – rather too much of it though, but the chickens enjoyed their fair share of it 🙂

  6. daffy says:

    Happy gardening! (Sorry, can’t really participate more than that when it comes to gardening) Go you!
    Light nights are welcome though! xx

  7. alison says:

    happy spring! and happy gardening 🙂 xx

  8. Carrie says:

    Isn’t it fabulous planting things – oh so exciting 🙂 We have our potatoes in and lots of seeds – I really must do a post on it all so I remember what’s going on! The weather has been super here so we are getting on top of everything, yay!!

    LOVE your photo header (shy daffs)

    • Flighty says:

      Carrie it sure is! I’ve got just one more lot of potatoes to do now. I keep a note so that I remember what to blog about! Same here, and I’m doing good as well.
      Thanks, they’re the mini ones. xx

  9. Donna says:

    I hope my broad beans turn out that well. They’ve been in since October and have loads of flowers on them so fingers crossed. I’m growing rainbow chard too, (well if I don’t manage to kill them!), they look so bright and cheerful.

  10. Karen says:

    Flighty, I also prefer to plant potatoes in planting holes! I will be planting potatoes tomorrow at my alloment, planting holes it will be! The soil is still very stubborn in places, but, as you know it’s a new plot and these things take time xx

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