Friday, 2 March 2007
plastic cloche used to cover the soil on the 3x3 plot has done its work
well - soil temp is now 10 degrees C, so great for sowing. Just as well really, cos it blew away yesterday and had to be rescued from among the shelter belt trees. The site is very windy and exposed, not ideal for veg growing. The plants need some shelter and protection or growth can be seriously stunted and plants damaged.
out to sow some seed today in the bed in the sunshine - a couple of
rows of carrots (Resistafly), some spring onions and radishes. They will be kept covered under a cloche, as despite the sunshine it is quite cold still and there was a frost last night.
On the old BBC plot, we are still harvesting lettuce (under cloches), perpetual spinach, lamb's lettuce and oriental greens.