Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New Life …

Parsley seeds – saved from my own plants – sown a couple of weeks ago – have sprung into life.


Elsewhere – everything vulnerable has been cloched as the weathermen predicted frost – it never happened.


The weather is still incredible for the time of year – encouraging growth.  Even the stump of a tomato plant has started re-growing.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The First of Next Year’s Crops Maybe …



Thinking ahead to next year and an early crop – I sowed broad beans – which have now mostly germinated.  I will soon plant out and cloche them to help protect against the worst of winter – who knows, they may even survive.  Ever looking forward.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Multiple-root Parsnips …

Last Sunday I dug my first Parsnip.  It was pretty much perfect.  I had high hopes for the rest of the row.  This Sunday – my hopes were dashed.  Parsnip after parsnip was stunted and multi-rooted.  After several pullings I finally came upon normality.

Did you apply manure to the bed – I hear you ask – NO – is the answer.  The soil was friable – no hard pan to make the roots divide – so what went wrong – and why?




I have no idea – have you?

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