1 Jan 2013 - My first sowings of the year - Mammoth Leeks for a competition
amongst our forum members..
Seed sorting out..
Fired up my birthday pressie from the boys - electric propagator with some early
tomatoes on the go.. 3 Feb -
Frozen Spring (bunching) onions
Sick looking over wintered broad beans - I pulled them all out and started
Potatoes chitting in the garage.
17 Feb - Tried digging but too wet
all manure added - now to get it all dug in...
24 Feb - Marking out and burning holes to grow veg through weed suppressant
fabric.. Sweet corn, courgettes, onions and cabbages..
Potting up some early tomatoes
Very small Leeks - just not growing fast
3 March greenhouse filling with cold loving veg..
broab beans and onions.
31 March - Onion sets in modules as the ground at the plot is too solid!!
Bit more digging today - getting a bit more diggable.
Notice nice new spade... old one made good with a new long handle..
Burning the load of weeds dug up last year - made loads of "Potsh"
Very sick looking strawberries after winter - they will come back... Ooops - I dropped a tray with 12 types of tomatoes...
time to plant more..
7 April - All dug and ready to be
rotavated to break up the clods...
My show leeks - still very slow...
Planted 2 wheelie bins of potatoes at home and 4 at the plot + another by the
Duncan helping me with the rotavator..
20 April - My garlic is looking
soooo good.. really pleased with it.
Some Elephant garlic
some early peas planted and peas soaking before planting.
Some colour in the garden..
24 April - Laying out my weed
fabric ready for planting through the holes.. Hope it saves weeding!!
Garlic in foreground and weed fabric all fitted and ready...
Planted another 3 rows of broad beans
Planting out my onions grown in modules and some sets..
Paddy and Foxy enjoying the "Cold Frame"
1st May - I normally pull my first winter onions today but alas the bad weather
has slowed them up.... maybe in 3 weeks time they will be ready..
Planting my first batch of tomatoes... hope the frost has gone!!
All peas planted, pathway scaffold boards placed and peas covered to protect
"pea shoots" from birds..
Garlic looking great - best I've grown so far..
My own grown currant and gooseberry plants from cuttings.
12 May.. Planted out the first batch of sweet corn today.. 56 plants
Piping from kids play frames used to keep the scaffold netting off the plants.
Netting to protect from wind and harden off + freak late frost
First comfrey cutting taken and started off brewing the Tea...
Finished planting another 9 toms in the GH.. total 23 planted.
Fitted the support stings to the broad beans + removed pea netting.
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