Saturday 28th March 2015 – Kohl Rabi, Broad Beans, Sugar Snaps and Leeks!!

With the chickens talking to me in their own little way, I spent some of the afternoon in the greenhouse sowing more seeds. Today was the turn of Kohl Rabi “Olivia F1”, which I grow every year, but usually a different variety. We do love Kohl Rabi in our house, it’s great roasted in the oven with other vegetables. Long roasting is ideal. I know that it’s not to everyones taste, but I tend to find that it doesn’t suffer from many bugs and grows really well without many problems. Next was the Broad Beans “Red Flowered”. These are new for me. I’ve grown Broad beans before, but never this variety, or anything from W. Robinson & Sons. So I have high hopes for these. I’ll let you know how they get on. Then onto the Sugar Snap Peas. I’ve sown some now and will sow some more again in about a months time, so we have loads all through the summer. They don’t freeze at all, so need to be eaten as soon as they’re ready. Don’t sow too many in one go, otherwise you won’t be able to eat them fast enough, and they’ll go to waste. I’ve sown 4 seeds in each 3 inch pot. Put the seeds north, south, west and east. And I’ve done about 15 pots. I’ll do the same again in about a  months time. I know they say that you can sow them straight out in the soil, but if I do that, then the germination rate decreases, and the slugs eat them. And finally, last, but by no means least Leeks “Below Zero F1”. These I have grown before and they grew really well. They don’t mind if the temperature gets a little on the cold side. When I grew them once before they survived very happily in the snow! So that’s that for today. Hopefully more tomorrow, but they’ve threatened rain and strong winds (no rude comments please), so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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3 Responses to Saturday 28th March 2015 – Kohl Rabi, Broad Beans, Sugar Snaps and Leeks!!

  1. Helen says:

    Sounds like you’re really getting underway with your sowing. Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind for you.

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