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.

image

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.

image

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

image

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.

image

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s