Showing posts from April, 2017

Late April sowings

Beans are on my mind!

The seeds can stand on a wet cloth or tissue for the night before sowing.

I'll sow a double row about 2" deep of dwarf French bean seeds. For runner beans I'll use Firestorm as it's self pollinating; seeds 6" apart in a double row.
After making the drill, I'll water well with hand hot water and put the seeds on warm damp earth, covering with drier soil.

A row of sugar snap peas sown in the same way will give me peas in June.

June and July are the best 'season' to put up a new polythene tunnel - for winter crops!

Mid-April sowings

Tomato plants  will be ready in May.They won't cast much shade for weeks.
I'll fill the whole area now, sowing  (not thinly) rows 5" apart of spinach, rocket, mustard, radish,  beetroot, mixed lettuce, mizuna, cress and oriental leaves. We,ll pull some seedlings every week or so from early May to  mid-June and use as salad.

I sowed chard, spinach, lettuce, rocket and peas in  november. First flowers on the peas; cabbages are hearting up.