Cold with fog now after a nice period of sunshine mimicking ealy Spring. In fact looking forward I will probably heat the GH for a few days over weekend and restore some of the bubblewrap near the roof vent.
A bit of trauma with a slug or three on main bench of GH taking out a few seedlings. Did some routing around and squished them. Must be more careful moving pots from outside without checking. On pruning a sage bush I found a huge green catapillar too. Surely not over Wintering there.
Got to the nursery this morning to dwell over their potato bins. Finally came away with first earlies, second earlies and maincrop - enough to fill one bed this year. Last year I think I spaced them too close together and with the wet weather most of them succumbed to blight. This time things will be different, plenty of space and regular attention should make a lot of difference. To chit or not to chit - that is the question. Round these parts it usually means keeping them on the window cill
If there was an award for list-writing, I would surely win it.
I have lists of:
seeds that I have bought
seeds I want to buy
when I want to sow the seeds
pots I might use for different vegetables
fertilisers and soil improvers I must use up
the length of time the vegetables take to mature...
...and on they go.
The crucial point is that none of this actually gets anything done. The seeds are still in their
Made the mistake of going into Wilkos on Saturday.. came out with a Black current bush and a Red current bush, I'm not even sure if I like red currents or black currents. Anyway needsless to say ass it was such a stunning day on Saturday they were planted out straight away. While I was pottering the radishes and the lettuce were planted out, took the opportunity to sow a batch of perpetual spinnach too.
Now it may be a bit early for some of these but the greenhouse was empty and
Last entry should have read Sunday 10th FEBRUARY, not March. Wishfull thinking.
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