Monday, 13 January 2014

First Blog of 2014

Still cold and wet, so not much done on the plot this weekend. 
But at least the Onions have survived the winter, nearest, just poking through, the Spring Onions, next the Senshyu Whites and the Red Winter ones.
My no turn Compost doing well. 

Still topping up with kitchen waste (all veg) and muck/straw from our hen house. It's teaming with worms and breaking down nicely. 
The Rhubarb is showing now, this ones the later Victoria variety, the early Stockbridge Arrow hasn't broken through yet, but as it warms up it's sure to catch up. 
We put a good load of manure over them in the autumn so expecting a good crop again in the spring.
Back at home, I planted some 'Super Aquadulce' Broad Beans in toilet rolls a few weeks ago, put them in the greenhouse, but I think it was too cold, so within 2 days of bringing indoors they started to sprout, so I did another 16 in tubes (on the left) so when they get a bit taller I will harden them off in the greenhouse ready for planting outside.
So despite it being cold & wet things are starting to show signs of life.

This year I expect another bumper harvest, got my seeds, awaiting the spuds, so all systems go! 


Thanks for reading/returning. Ian 

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