Planting starts

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Clean Green

Good Friday was exactly that in terms of weather and we headed for the garden like a herd of heifers let out in a new field.  Even JB Jr was involved and we cleaned the big  greenhouse in next to no time then put more compost on the veg patch.  In the warm sunshine I was inspired to plant 75 onion sets and 20 shallots, even though I knew that storm Katie was going to drench them and send the soil temperature spiralling downwards.  I reckoned they’ll be tough enough to survive, though after the weekend of wind and rain followed by short fierce cold showers I am not so sure.

Meanwhile, back in my clean greenhouse I was madly filling seed trays with a random selection of stuff:

Moneymaker Aubergine
Sweet Million Tomatoes
Zinnia (two types)
Cape Daisy
Cavalo Nero
Summer PSB
Brokali Apollo
Kohl Rabi (two types)

In addition, I had ticked the “mystery seed” box with my online order so – for possibly the first time in this garden – we are attempting to grow Orange Sherbert Melon and celery.  I cannot believe that we can get a decent melon crop in Somerset, but you never know, and although Mrs B has a particular aversion to celery we will see how .

So, despite the weather, we have things going for the 2016 season.

About midlifegardener

Being a PE teacher in an Independent School is increasingly pressurised with collleagues and parents alike offering opinions on how you should be doing your job. So time spent in the garden is essential in maintaining one's persepctive on life, as other skew theirs.
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