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  • wpid-imag1249.jpgCeleriac seedlings in peril
  • wpid-imag1250.jpgHerbs: bronze fennel, garden mint, peppermint, lemon verbena, French tarragon, oregano, lemon balm
  • wpid-imag1252.jpgKale seedlings and runner beans and French beans
  • wpid-imag1255.jpgTomatoes and courgette outgrowing the greenhouse
  • wpid-imag1256.jpgPeas
  • wpid-imag1257.jpgGolden raspberries

Early Growth

We have a few crops that are in the mini-greenhouse ready to go out into the veg plot now.  The tomatoes are looking very healthy and are growing at a rapid rate, as is the single yellow courgette plant, which we intend to plant in a bucket of manure and compost.  The peas continue their slow development.  The kale seedlings don’t seem to be in much of a hurry, but the runner beans and French beans are racing to be planted out.  Our second attempt at growing celeriac seems to be heading for disaster again, as the seedlings are steadily going yellow and wilting, despite being brought indoors.

  • wpid-imag1215.jpgBeetroot seedlings
  • wpid-imag1216.jpgPerished celeriac seedlings
  • wpid-imag1218.jpgRocket and mustard
  • wpid-imag1219.jpgSweetcorn seedlings
  • wpid-imag1220.jpgPea seedlings and netting

Spring Developments

Things are coming along fairly slowly in the veg plot.  We have a few clumps of beetroot seedlings that are struggling against the hard clay soil and the persistent attacks of slugs.  Our pea seedlings are big enough to need the support of some netting.  For both these crops, we are sowing successionally, so we have planted another row as the previous row grows.  The sweetcorn seedlings seem very strong and confident, but our celeriac seedlings, which were very leggy, have now perished.

  • wpid-imag1188.jpgBean seeds
  • wpid-imag1190.jpgWeevil damage to pea seedlings
  • wpid-imag1191.jpgRocket, mustard, celeriac and augergine
  • wpid-imag1192.jpgSweetcorn seedlings

Further sowing

The soil in our vegetable plot is too hard to sow many seeds directly.  The continuous wet weather over the winter has compacted the soil into a thick crunchy surface, and the soil is already very clayey anyhow.  So we’re almost forced to sow many of our crops in pots to start with, before the challenge of the soil.

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