The seed potatoes, which are currently in seed trays in the dinning room, are sprouting away and I guess within two weeks I will be planting the first earlies. The pace is picking up!
|Left to right - x4 trays Rosabelle, x2 trays Desiree and 1/2 tray Bleue D'Auvergne|
It is time to consider taking herb cuttings. My "by the poly tunnel" herb bed is growing rapidly. This consists of cuttings of common thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, golden oregano and lemon balm taken last year along with a blue sage, Bolls mint, and chives. I think I may take one or two of the thyme plants out and put them in pot to display outside the house.
POLY TUNNEL UPDATE
Onion, shallot, leeks and the odd cabbage and lettuce seed planted in the poly tunnel fleece cloche are growing away. No sign of the tomatoes yet. A small row of Early Nante 2 carrots have been sown in the poly tunnel. It is looking like I have only lost one of the six All the Year round cauliflowers. The Early Onward peas in the loo rolls are growing and I will shortly plant these out with the hope of some really early peas. No sign of the Limousin turnips germinating but Salad Bowl lettuce is up and the 18 Jour(day) radishes that survived the freeze are picking up and moving on. A few purple sprouting plants at one end are looking perky but I fear they were planted too late to be productive. Some Celtic cabbage, again planted late, look good so even if they do produce late I should get something to eat.
More later time permitting!!