These are my little ones for you to see...........
|Baby broad beans|
|Potatoes chitting away nicely.|
There are quite a few garlic bulbs planted now at various stages. The elephant white in the above photo is growing wonderfully. I just hope there's been enough frost to split the bulbs.
The tomatoes are growing a little leggy as I have no supplementary artificial light and I have already mixed up some cherrys with some larger varieties when moving them around! I hope I'll be able to tell the difference as they grow as they look the same now!
Eight out of nine broad beans have germinated and are growing slowly but surely ready to go in my cold frame when it isn't windy enough to blow the frame down!
I have been getting to grips with my new favourite toy - the power drill and made up my cold frame ready to use, hung up a hanging basket ready for tommys in the summer and fixed a frame which had been damaged in the storms. Who knew how much fun it is to fix stuff?? I had nearly as much fun as when I power washed my eglu go for the first time.
A lovely friend helped me by weeding my strawberry plants and doing some digging in of the rotted manure I put in last autumn in my potato beds courtesy of another lovely friend's horses!!
I decided I had rather too many strawberry plants and I needed some of the room for my broad beans and for a little herb bed so I am in the process of transplanting the extras into pots and distributing them to various places and people. I still have a good number and you can see I have covered them with a fleece cloche to encourage them to grow a little quicker ( Photo at top of post)
I have almost finished preparing the beds for the early pots/ the broad beans and the shallots/onion sets which I have all ready to go in as soon as the soil warms up.
So it's getting exciting now. The weather appears to be improving a little so hopefully next time I write about the lotty it will have planted a few more veg and herbs.
Hope you enjoyed reading my update. Next time I will be posting about some of the textile and sewing projects I have been up to! Thanks for visiting me. x