Monthly Archives: March 2013

First seeds sown!

The first week of March was quite dry and mild, so decided to plant the first and second early potatoes that had been chitting for a month or so.

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Also sowed parsnips using the ‘plank’ method to aid germination. Draw out a drill, water, sow, rake over and cover with a plank of wood for 2 weeks. Keeps the seeds moist and protected. Left a row un-planked for comparison. Also sowed rows of carrots and beetroots.

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Planted the olive, rosemary and thyme bushes that had been in pots last year.

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Finally, started planting the rhubarb, blackcurrant, jostaberry and gooseberry bushes in the fruit bed. The end of it still needs digging over to get it ready for the raspberries.

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That’s it for a week or so. Forecast is for frost and snow again next week…

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