Despite the soil being very dry on the allotment I have managed to sow peas and lettuce seed today. The weather is supposed to be turning unfavourable at the week-end so the beginning of next week may be my next chance to sow further seed.
The lettuce I have sown this time is of the cut and grow again type. I sow that by sprinkling the seed in the seed bed and then covering it over to the required depth.
My first signs of the potatoes starting to grow were there today - the dark green leaves had started to push through the surface of the soil in a couple of places I earthed them up in case of a late frost. Earthing up is when you mound soil around the potato to protect it either from light or frost. I find it t is often easier to use a hand held hoe to earth up the potatoes when they are at this early stage and this might also be the case with onions when weeding around them.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.