Saturday, 26 January 2008

Early Sprouting Rhubarb

The rhubarb is starting to sprout. I saw small pink shoots emerging a few days ago and had thought about forcing it until I was listening to GQT (Gardener's Question Time) and heard that if you force it, you need to rest the crowns the following year and maybe even the second year as it takes a lot out of energy out of the plant.

It's been so mild that things are starting to sprout and even the rosemary has flowers on it.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

January Update

There's not a lot happening out in the garden at the moment. My purple sprouting broccoli hasn't sprouted or at least the little seedlings that emerged haven't grown any further, so no luck there.

The baby squash remained babies and the cold, wet weather has now put paid to them. Will certainly get them planted out earlier this year.

The cats are continuing to use their large litter tray but at least it keeps them out of the rest of the garden. I finally picked a handful of the small red chillies but haven't used them yet. Tiny but they could pack a punch.

Now - I suppose I should be starting to get some of those seeds planted.