Monday 17th March 2014 – Wow my Leeks are amazing!

The allotment seems to have dried out nicely, so today I started sowing some seeds. But first I had to dig up all my leeks. They’ve all grown amazingly well, and I’m so chuffed. The seasons before were a bit of a wash out, but then 2012 was a very pants summer (it’s best forgotten). But the ones that I sowed last year, they were called “Below Zero” have been brilliant. I would call all but about 6 of them proper sized leeks. I put them in the car when I went to the supermarket, and when I came back to the car and opened the boot the whole car smelt of leeks. So once I’d harvested all my leeks I turned over the bed, added some manure, and got sowing straight away. I sowed 1 row of Radish “Vienna”, 2 rows of Spring Onions “White Lisbon”, and then 2 varieties of Carrots “Flyaway” and “Harlequin”. I didn’t sown the Carrots in rows, but instead I sowed them in a block. I sprinkled them on the soil, and then turned the soil over gently with a trowel. I was thinking about growing in blocks last year, so am trying it this year. I’ll let you know how they get on and whether it’ll make any difference. It will be harder to weeds, but I’ll try to keep on top of that this year. Only time will tell, but at least one area of my plots gets left to go wild. The weather looks good for tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll be digging again. Oh, and I finally had to go and buy some potatoes. I’ve only got a few tiny ones left, but they have lasted us a very long time, so I don’t feel too bad. I forgot how heavy a bag of spuds is.

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2 Responses to Monday 17th March 2014 – Wow my Leeks are amazing!

  1. awesome post Clare be interesting growing carrots in blocks look forward to hearing how you get on

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