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 ┬áhad problems with black fly last year so I’ll need to keep an eye on them.


spring onions

spring onion seeds - 1

Spring onions in… snow and sleet forecast for later in the week. I am refusing to believe it is going to snow again.
Spring Onion ‘White Lisbon’ (Heirloom Variety)

spring onion seeds - 3

(this picture was taken with the lens on camera body backwards… tricky to hold but once you get the hang of it its a useful (and fun) technique.)

also put another couple of rows of potatoes in, dug a trench for the runner beans again as I didn’t really plan the location of the last one, sowed some more cucumbers as I’m concerned about the potting on of the first batch as I have just discovered that they don’t like their roots fiddled with, and I need to think about the supports for the broad beans, peas and cucumbers. The boys thought it was a good idea to plant some bamboo in the garden so we had a source of canes (and weapons).

I’m going to try to keep a record of the variety of plants I’m using. So if any of them work well I’ll be able to use them again or steer clear of them if not.

so if you know what sort of bamboo to plant to grow your own cane, or if it’s even possible let me know in the comments, and suggestions for supports would be great…