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Posted: Sunday 7 March, 2004

by Dan at 6:35pm in Growing No comments Add your own

Lots of veggies sown this weekend, and preparations made for future crops.

  • Parsnip, Tender and True
  • Beetroot, Libero RZ
  • Tomato, Harbinger
  • Tomato Super Sweet 100
  • Pepper, Jumbo
  • Pepper, Sweet Nardello
  • Pepper, Hungarian Hot Wax
  • Lettuce, Saladini
  • Spring Onion, White Lisbon

One of my challenges this growing season was to keep better records of sowings, soil inputs and harvests. Although summaries will be posted here I'm also going to be recording the detail in a database which the saddest reader will be available to view. It will be extremely useful to be able to look back at what varieties did best where and with what inputs and techniques - otherwise I'm liable to make the same mistakes every year.

This afternoon the old strawberry plants were cleared from the raised perennial bed and the ground prepared for the arrival of our asparagus crowns later this month. The soil was forked over, hoed and then riddled to remove larger stones and other debris. A good quantity of compost was added, and a touch of sand, phosphate and lime sprinkled.

Finally it got a good rake over and was securely netted - the hens were looking hungrily at all the worms I'd uncovered, and Cas was looking in admiration at the new latrine he thought I'd made for him.

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