Well I was reading through some of the articles on this very website yesterday and looked at what was recommended for January planting; the peppers I planted yesterday haven't started sprouting yet by the way.
The strawbleberries are coming through thick and fast though, not quite up to the 130 or so that I need, but getting there all the same. Did I mention I liked strawbs???
Anyway it seems that lettuce and spouts and radishes might be an option - if they can be
I cracked last night, just saw that packet of mini peppers sat there and it was talking to me, sow me, sow me... so being a gardener of little brain I succumbed! Just had to sow a dozen california wonder at the same time.
This may not be quite as daft though as it first seemed.. having had a good nose through lots of the forum posts yesterday they all seemed to be saying that peppers really need a good early start. I figure that we are nearly into February
It's week 4 and managed to get a little bit more done in the garden.... the really good news is that the first of the strawbs have started sprouting today :-) they are so tiny though, pricking them out could be a little tricky.... having heard stories of 2-3 weeks germination and low germination rates I'm really encouraged by this positive start.
Emptied out a third of the compost bin into the new bed at the weekend, quite impressed with the apparent quality
Updated 21-01-2008 at 03:59 PM by Herbgardener
Well this year will be pretty much a repeat of last year planting wise, hopefully not weatherwise, although as I look out the window I do have my doubts.
Some varieties will be changing, didn't do that well with the green bush courgette last year, but will try a different variety, maybe a gold rush or similar. Had five plants in last year and was warned I'd get a glut... the reality was somewhat disappointing, although the fruits we did harvest were excellent.
Updated 21-01-2008 at 09:21 AM by Herbgardener
Well according to my trusty diary we are now into week 3 of 2008, that means only 47 shopping weeks until Christmas :-)
Well the weather sort of defeated me last weekend, that and the domestic chores. Did however finally get around to planting the garlic, it had started to sprout so I'm not sure how successful it will be, it's the first time I've tried garlic anyway so it's all an exciting adventure, 16 cloves planted into tubs that are now sat in the greenhouse.
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