With yesterdays wind putting the breaks on my putting the seed down I went out this morning to have a have a second try. Luckily, while the wind was still breezy it wasn’t so bad. With that in mind I got on with it!
I have read a few times that carrot seeds are notorious for having a high fair rate so I probably put in a little too many.
No stress… I can always thin them out later.
In the other bed I put another two furrows. Now, this one was for the broccoli so although the packet said to plant 9″ (23cm) I only put them 6″ apart because I intended to thin them to a zig-zag pattern so I can put spring onions around them later on. The internet didn’t have a comment on how vigorous broccoli seeds are so I may have overdone these too.
I also made a mistake in that I didn’t have any nails in for the runs so in my ingenuity I decided to use a stick to keep a straight line. Go me!
They have chitted up nicely while indoors, and to be honest, I needed the space back!
Also… I think potato chits are weird and alien like. So very strange!
So, with enough potatoes on hand I put in 4 per bag, topped the bags off a little and gave them a little watering.
And then that was that.
So, so far this year I now have set down potatoes, carrots, onions, peas and broccoli. In a few weeks I will set some spring onions in and, when they come up, some tomatoes too. And with that I am already way ahead of what I was doing last year.
I have some lettuce seeds to put down at some point but I’ll have to look into how to protect them first. Time to hit the knowledge font!