that I’m intending to grow this year have been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit. These are plants are that are judged to be excellent for home garden use, of good constitution, reasonably resistant to pests and diseases and relatively easy to grow. They include runner bean St.George, cucumber Marketmore, onion Sturion, potato Charlotte and sweet corn Sundance. I’ve also grown all previously and generally done well with them, which is another reason to stick with tried favourites.
Apart from a gentle forking and raking over the vegetable patches are now all ready once ground conditions are okay and weather conditions permitting. It’s been cold and wet recently but looking at the forecast it looks like being dry and warmer later in the week. Hopefully that heralds a general change into spring and I can make a start planting and sowing towards the end of the month with a row of broad bean Karmazyn seeds, followed by the onion sets Red Baron and Sturon then the first early potatoes Red Duke of York.
I’ve only got a handful of onions and potatoes left in store to use and always save the largest to last. They’re seen here on a ten inch dinner plate to give an indication of size. Having to buy these for a few months is not something I look forward to.
Have a good week!