Wednesday, 28 April 2010
So far behind
This year I am so far behind with the vegetable sowing/planting I wonder if I will ever catch up. The weather over winter and spring was dreadful, the ground either too wet or frozen to prepare for this year. With overnight frosts prevalent until just a week or so ago there seemed little point in even sowing in the greenhouse.
The tomato seedlings are just coming through, this time last year they were being transplanted into grow bags, their first flowers just showing..The peppers are through but still too small to pot on, salad leaves are up but not ready to pick yet.Radishes are ready but the spring onions aren't and I have only today sown the courgettes, cucumbers, marrows, gherkins and squash.
In the garden the broad beans are growing well, but again this time last year were so much further ahead. All the seeds sown outdoors other than the parsnips are through, the potatoes are showing above ground and the onions and shallots are looking good. The rhubarb is growing by the day and the parsley is ready for picking and freezing. So maybe it will all turn out well in the end.