Friday 19th April 2013 – So many Beetroot and a few Spring onions.

Had a lovely morning on my plot. I managed to dig over a bit more of the bed where the onions are going in and planted another 48,(which was all I had with me). I then sowed the rest of the “Lilia” Spring onions, and 3 packet of Beetroot. To be honest I’m not that keen on it, but Mark loves. If you do eat too much it makes your wee pink. I sowed “Chioggia”, “Burpee’s Golden” and “Boltardy”. It’s all starting to take shape now, I’m one happy bunny. But still lots more to do.

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4 Responses to Friday 19th April 2013 – So many Beetroot and a few Spring onions.

  1. david gray says:

    are you forecast the frost this weekend claire ? we are, and i’ve been out in the pouring rain here earlier covering up my beds with sheeting, hopefully that shall keep the frost off. so plants should be fine, me, i am freezing cold and wet now !!!

    • We may get frost saturday night/sunday morning, but I’ll watch the weather on saturday to check for sure. Make yourself a hot drink, and watch a bit of TV. That’ll make you feel better.

  2. Annette says:

    Hi Claire, just one question concerning onions: i sowed onions ‘the Kelsea’ in february ( never did that before) and they look very well by now. At which size should i plant them out? They are about 3 inches now, i don’t know if that’s big enough.
    (By the way, i am sort of exotic in my allotment, because i planted broad beans. It is not very well-known in south-germany, but i really love them.)
    Thanks a lot!
    Annette

    • Wait until the onions are about 6 inches tall before you plant them out. If they’re too small they won’t survive. And place them 4 inches apart. Broad beans are great. I love them. I hope they do well, and other plot holders where you live decide to try them.

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