Thursday, November 02, 2006

Finally the seeds are sown

It was actually quite exciting and very satisfying to actually plant something in the ground, rather than just weed, weed & weed!

I planted Grovelands Jermor - Long shallot onion (over wintering)
Organic gardening catalogue GARLIC Thermidrome and
Wyvale T&M Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia


I cobbled together a cloche structure out of canes and old hosepipe, to cover up the broad beans to help them germinate. If it doesn't blow away it should keep the worst of the weather off!
I'm contemplating hiring a rotivator and doing the whole plot and then leveling it out to make the beds- covering back up with carpet where necessary. It is actually on quite a slope, which I didn’t realize at first, but is apparent now I've started the third bed.

Hopefully this clear, cold sunny weather will hold for the weekend and I will be able to do a bit more on both the plot & in the garden.

3 comments:

Petunia's Gardener said...

Way to go! I've got garlic & onion starts to get in. I know nothing about them so consulted various resources but not sure I've concluded anything. Think I'll just stick them the ground and see what happens.

lilymarlene said...

I too have had a busy summer and have hardly posted to my blog....let alone read others. However I'm back now and have just enjoyed reading through your posts since your wedding. Congratulations on that and on your progress with your plot!!!!

john curtin said...

It's looking good - some nicely dug over areas and seed planted and a mini tunnel to boot!
Good luck.