Planting out – brassicas, chard, and broad beans

With the worst of the cold weather behind us, planting out can continue with an assortment of brassicas, chard, and broad beans. These are all fairly hardy plants so should not be unduly troubled by a little frost. They have been grown on to reasonable size plants so are hopefully less susceptible to damage, whether… Continue reading Planting out – brassicas, chard, and broad beans

Sowing this week

There are all sorts of things that can be sown in February, including brassicas of various kinds, broad beans, hardy lettuces, and artichokes. Many seeds will germinate at temperatures of 5°C and above. Cold, wet soil, though, is not the place to do it. With some undercover space, the temperature will be better, so germination… Continue reading Sowing this week

Seed list 2014 – part 6 – odds and ends

This final article in the series looking at our sowing plans for 2014 covers those odds and ends that did not fit well in any of the previous parts. Included here are the tubers – potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes. At some point I would like to experiment with other tubers, such as oca, but I… Continue reading Seed list 2014 – part 6 – odds and ends