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
Rudbeckia
Zinnia (two types)
Cape Daisy
Cavalo Nero
Summer PSB
Brokali Apollo
Leek
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

A new house and a new garden. Having spent the past 5 years mainting my father's garden I am now taking on my own gardening project down the road in a new single store dwelling. The Old Man is still in the same place, but increasingly frail. The Best of Times and Worst of Times.
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