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.


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.


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


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.


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


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