I’ve made a good start on early spring planting this year – only really possible because I did so much preparatory work in the autumn. Clearing the beds and covering them with a deep layer of muck, and planning out exactly what will go where, plus getting my seed order in to the Allotment Association on time (for the first time in several years).
Autumn planted onions and garlic
The autumn planted onions and garlic are all coming on very nicely. I put out some shallots in last week. Earlier this week I put in all my main crop onion sets and the red onion sets. So I now have all three onion beds fully planted. There are the remains of last year’s leeks still in the ground elsewhere and being eaten (by us, not the beasties!). This year’s leeks will follow something else, though to be honest I can’t quite remember what.
I’ve also got in all the first and second early potatoes – 1 kilo of Belle de Fontenay (delicious new potatoes), and 2 kilos of Charlotte. I’ll probably put the main crop Desirees in next week.
What I haven’t yet done, and must get round to, is sowing seeds in the greenhouse. Don’t know why, it’s been on my weekly to-do list for ages.
Do you have jobs like that where you just seem to procrastinate?