Friday, March 13, 2009
This morning was foggy with a light mist of rain. I took myself down to B&Q to get bamboo canes for the bean bed.They were quite reasonably priced at 5.00e for 10 x 2.5 mtr thick canes. I returned and found all of these had been put through my letterbox! One of my sisters had been and made me a present of all of these organic seeds which are recommended by the one and only Alan Titchmarsh no less.Lots of interesting seeds for planning and reading about.
I bought the rest of the seed onions to finish the onion bed and when I collected the girls from school we went to the allotment and put them down. It was the last bag of seed onions in Ravens Court garden centre, the lady serving me said there had been a big run on them and the seed potatoes this year, everyone is trying their hand at growing their own.
Baby sprouts are up! They look like tiny shamrocks at the moment. The peas and the salad onions are also after putting in an appearance, but are so minute I don't think the camera would pick them up.The only thing not showing are the leeks.
Yesterday and today were root days according to the moon planting guide, so the onions should be off to a good start. I had not checked yesterday before planting and when I checked the book last night I heaved a sigh of relief!
Saturday and Sunday are flower days so flower seeds should be sown or something like Globe artichoke as it is the flower of that which is eaten.Monday through to Wed morning at 10.00am are leaf days so things like herbs could be started in the greenhouse.Thurs and Friday are fruit days and then it changes back to root days again for Sat and Sun. Weather permitting I may put in our root crops like carrots, beetroot, parsnips and turnips next week.