I have been negligent with my gardening posts. To be honest, I haven’t had much time for the garden, but I have started sowing my seeds.
These are Italian tomatoes – I found the packet stashed away in my seed box – it wasn’t more specific than this – I just threw a handful in the seed tray and they went crazy.
I have also sown some a few Amish Paste, Costoluto Fiorentino and Big Boy tomatoes – these are coming along OK. I have also sown some marketmore cucumbers, lemon drop hot citrus peppers, de barbentane aubergine (even though I haven’t had a single aubergine off any of my plants for years) and Lipstick an early sweet pepper. I sow these inside on a heated mat with a little plastic lid on the seed trays.
In the cold frame I sowed radish (French Breakfast), rocket, dill, coriander, basil, red spring onions and little gem lettuce – so far I have done two successional sowings. I think just the radishes have come up so far.
In the greenhouse there are broadbeans (aquadulche longpod, leidse hangdown and some regular aquadulche), mangetout and some peas (Hatif D’annonay)! I sow them in gutters and then haul them out to pop them in the ground some time in April or May.
Up on the staging I sowed some savoy cabbage, long de mezieres winter leek, and more lettuce.
I dug up the last of my beetroot to make room to plant some onions and garlic, but the day got away with me and I didn’t get round to it …. maybe next weekend.
I have been working on the giant fruit cage as well ….. I will do a post on that very soon.