Monday, 6 April 2009

Sunday planting

We took the decision to plant out the gaps between the rows of peas and beans in bed one with Swiss Chard (grew well next to beans last year), parsnip (albion) and carrot (autumn king 2). We may have made a small mistake with the carrots however. When we got back to the house, we read in one of our gardening books that carrots should not be planted in well manured soil. We'll see how they turn out. We do have plenty of carrot seeds so there will be opportunities to grow others.

On bed two we planted leeks (musselburgh) and beetroot (kestrel). Half this bed is still to be planted so we are working out what we will plant there this weekend.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you feel you have made a mistake with the carrots(which I feel you have) transplant them to deep pots with a mix of compost and sand, to get really good carrots(with no splitting). And raise them off the ground by about 2 feet(to keep the fly away) always worked well for me.
Regards
Andy Swaddle.

Anonymous said...

Are you feeding your leeks from the base? (Hope you are)As they are susceptible to basal stem rot, just like cucumbers.

Regards
Andy Swaddle