Here’s how the veg planting lists are looking at the moment:
February & March
- Broad Beans
- Potatoes (start chitting)
I think the only thing I haven’t already mentioned are the Broad Beans, Peas, Beetroot and Radish. All of these were planted direct, quite recently, when the weather has warmed up and in most cases under cloches. I am pretty sure the mice will steal the peas, but I can live in hope.
So, that means I am way behind, essentially all those things I would normally plant in March, have been pushed into the April list:
- Spring Onions
- Pak Choi
- Chard (new batch to replace the old ‘Bright Lights’)
- French Beans
- Barlotto Beans
- Spinach (NOT perpetual/beet, which I already have growing)
- Herbs (any not already planted)
Quite a list really but it can’t be helped, what with the cold start to the year.
I have yet to make up my wooden trough, I keep putting it off but it needs doing, I was also desperately disappointed to find this beauty on-line:
It’s a ‘Large Larder Raised Planter’ by Sparrow & Finch (their photo) and is almost exactly the kind of thing I was looking for when I bought my cheaper raised planter. Although it is quite expensive (in terms of my garden budget, that is), it is also rather beautiful and I might well have paid the difference, had I seen it sooner. Rats. Never mind, I hope to get mine assembled this weekend, ready for some herbs or salad crops.
If money were no object, I would so buy their ‘Ivy’ bird table. A girl can dream 🙂