Planting out – onions, potatoes, and broad beans

Out first sowing of potatoes is always made under cover in 15 litre pots. In previous years we then moved on to sow in the main vegetable beds as part of the rotation. This year, though, we have changed to growing all of the potatoes in pots, partly because we have lost three beds that have been reserved for other purposes and partly because it is simply easier to do and takes rather less effort than growing in the traditional way. For later sowings we are using 35 litre pots and here we set out some second earlies – British Queen. It is also time to plant out the first of our new seedlings – onions grown from seed and broad beans. Both are reasonable hardy so can be set out at this time of year without too much concern.

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