Here are my favourite spuds that always give a good crop and are very tastey. My first earlys are Foremost and Homeguard. Attachment 22931
My maincrop are Pentland Dell a good allrounder. Attachment 22932
Yet again Wilkos has come to the rescue, I'll admit its probably notthe best gardening place in the area, but its so handy when we're shopping at the weekend. My better (in every sense) half goes to do the domestic shopping and I have a wander round the gardening section. A bit disappointed that I can't find the sugar snap peas in there mentioned in the last issue of the magazine but they did have horticultural fleece.
Now I've never used this before, never had any need to, but
This is my first post on anything like this. I started my vege growing properly last year, I hounded my fiance for a greenhouse which I received 6 weeks after my birthday last year, I had already started off most seeds in my mini plastic greenhouse. I started rather late though, and by the time we'd finished the raised beds it was June, but still planted sweetcorn (which dies with the frost), purple sprouting broccoli(still eating now), spinach, cabbages(don't like them so not
Forget all this rubbish about "the mildest February ever, ever, ever..." we've had some of the hardest frosts for years. Some of the garden soil has not thawed at all in the daylight hours.
And the same happened in December.
It has been sunny during the day, but the nights are really vicious.
And I still have to listen to people on the train who say "oooh! It's so warm... that's climate change".
If you were a seedling
Attachment 22928here are the first photos of my plot on a Saturday frosty morning. You may be able to see my £10 wheel barrow. Attachment 22929
This is the forst of my raised beds that measure 10ft x 4ft. Attachment 22930
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