Stourport 2010

Stourport 2010
Winning vase 5x 'Sarah Louise'

Friday, 9 March 2012

Shallot bed...

Seeing as i'm only growing a few shallots this year for exhibition i have set up this little raised bed. Its on the cards that i may actually make it another board high. My shallots are the only one worth growing for show - Hative Di Niort- which friends of mine kindly sent me when they heard my mum had cooked my stored sets!
Also dug out the trench for my polypots that are to house my show potatoes grown in peat, vitax q4 and calcified seaweed.
I started to chit my parsnip seed last tueday and only a few have started to chit-so i'm hoping the others hurry up and start to chit too!. In readiness for sowing the chitted seed i have placed a plastic beaker over each station just to keep the moisture in and to warm the compost somewhat. with the long carrot barrels. These i have covered with some pieces of polythene from the old tunnel covering. Having secured these with those bungee cords you can get from the cheapo shops.
This week i've sown quite a few bedding plants and climbers. A few veggies have been sown aswell. Next friday we're off to the edible garden show at Stoneleigh Park so hopefully i will have some photos from there to put on...