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Posted: Sunday 4 April, 2004

by Dan at 8:17pm in Growing No comments Add your own

Our early spuds - Red Duke of York and Pink Fir Apple - finally went in the ground today, in last year's pig pen. Although the pigs did a fine job of clearing the grass and weeds, they didn't eat the stones, bricks and varied detritus located about 12 inches under the soil. So preparing the trenches for the spuds took just about all day, instead of the few hours I'd bargained for. It's not even a certainty that they'll grow into anything worthwhile - the chitting was less than smooth due to an alternately cold and warm shed, and it was only in the past few weeks that they've had a decent chance to sprout in our spare room.

There was enough time at the end of the day to make another batch of soil blocks, and to block on the last of the pepper (Hungarian Hot Wax, Jumbo & Sweet Nardello) and tomato (Harbinger & Super Sweer 100) seedlings. Another batch took some brussell sprout (Braveheart) seeds, some leeks (Musselburgh) and some beetroot (Libero RZ). A quick wander around the garden saw the onion sets (Sturon) sprouting strongly, the broad beans (Stereo) and early peas (Douce Provence & Pilot) pushing through the soil, and the spring onions (White Lisbon) sprouting.

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