It was frosty and sunny again this morning so I had a quick look round the plot before heading across the road to the horticultural society trading shed where I bought the onions and potatoes that I’ll be growing this year.
The onion sets are the usual variety Sturon which I’ve always done reasonably well with. There’s slightly less than half a kilo here which only cost me a £1.
Last year I didn’t grow enough so I’m already having to buy them, whereas they would usually last through to around Easter time.
I’m growing two varieties of first early potatoes, Pentland Javelin and Red Duke of York, rather than one as I have previously. I’ve not not grown the first of these before but they are a recommended popular variety. The second early, salad, potatoes Charlotte are my favourites so I always grow them and do well with them. This year I’m growing more than I usually do. Lastly I’m growing the usual main crop variety Desiree. All varieties were £1-50 per kilo, and sold loose enabling me to buy the quantity and quality I wanted. Sometime over the next week or so I will check all these over then start to chit them.
In a way this starts to get the new growing season underway even though it’ll be late March onwards before I start planting them out, providing that the weather is suitable. Let’s hope that spring this year is a better one than last year.
Have a good week.