Sowing frenzy

correct use of a seed potato?

(the correct use of a seed potato)

Just a list of what I sowed yesterday/today

  • Ammi Majus. Bishops Flower
  • Bupleurum Griffith
  • Runner beans
  • Ballotti beans
  • Carrots
  • Spring onions
  • Leaks
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts

and a few other things that have germinated.

  • Helianthus Sunflower Earthwalker
  • Ricinus Impala
  • Cerinthe Major Purpurascens

The cold frame is filling up nicely.

I also planted out 10(ish) broad bean plants. I’ll pop some seeds straight in in a week or so, hopefully we’ll have loads of beans (great on toast :). We  had problems with black fly last year so I’ll need to keep an eye on them.

Rainy Romans

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While we were visiting Burgh Castle it rained enough to fill our water butt… I had to empty it because it had sprung a leak… all hail the mighty super glue (you had better hold #shakesfist). It is fed from a 4.5m2 flat roof, so there must have been a lot of rain. The river down by the allotment was pretty high last night, so we are going to put another fish trap in to see what difference a fast flowing river makes.

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Jersey Royals

just planted out the Jersey Royals (or International Kidney as they are known everywhere else but Jersey). I had a bit of help from Jesse and Gabe.
international kidney potatos

me and Jesse

me and Gabe

Its been sunny all day so me and Anj managed a bit of gardening too, tidying up and weeding mostly (bloody Ground Elder). I think I might have over done the trimming of  the grasses it’ll be interesting to see how well they recover.