Sunday, 11 May 2008

First Seeds of the Year

I've been a bit slow getting things going in the garden this year. Had intended to stuck in after Easter but the next month just disappeared with getting my book writing finished and mixed weather (snow). Finally picked up some tomato plants, having failed to find any at last week's car boot and got the seed packets out this weekend.

Three tomato plants - Alicante, Money-maker and gardener's Delight to get things started, although as the plants are small and unlabelled - I have no idea which is which.

Replenished the soil in one of the troughs and planted it up with a mix of spinach, rocket and Salad Bowl salad. A variety that you just pick the leaves as you need them.

Went to plant out some of my beans and found that the packet of mange-tout seeds was empty. Not a trace - just a small hole in the bottom. The same for the runner bean seeds but these were obviously not as tasty as they hadn't been eaten.

Friday, 2 May 2008

What's In My Veg Box?

Some yummy leaves. Yes, doesn't sound exciting but they're great - a mixture of different salad leaves. Onions the size of footballs. Fresh tomatoes and a bunch of carrots.