Sunday, 26 April 2015

asparagus II

Another asparagus shoot appeared, but from the same plant it looks like, so no sign yet from the other nine plants.

Planted out the sweet peas around their wigwam.

The weather has turned cold and windy again, so no putting out tender plants yet.

There are some flowers on the strawberry plants.

I weeded the hugelkultur bed, which was like a rock after this dry spell, because I think I will plant a pumpkin there.  I will make a pocket of compost and pony manure for the roots and let the plant wind its way around the bed.

Thursday, 23 April 2015


The first ( of many, I hope) asparagus spear.  It is very small and thin.

 Planted out the shallot seedlings...they are even smaller and thinner.

Draped the sweet pea wigwam with netting, without losing my temper with it.

The first leaves of the potatoes are just peeping up.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

sowing time

I've been busy sowing seeds and the greenhouse is filling up.  Since this picture it has reached crisis point with the potting up of some of the tomatoes.
 All the fruit bushes are flowering except the loganberry, which seems to have died over winter.
 I managed to lower the bench in the shed to a more usable level.
 I picked the last of the leeks.
 The only new things growing at the plot (I hope they are growing) are broad beans, 10 seed potatoes (5 swift, earlies and 5 vivaldi, 2nd earlies) and a row of direct sown beetroot on a seed tape. The winter onions and the garlic are beefing up nicely, although the garlic leaves have started to go brown at the ends.

No sign of the asparagus yet.

There are lots of things waiting to go in as soon as it stops being so cold at night.