Friday 29 January 2016

Throw in the Javelin!

My first potatoes went in yesterday. 5 Pentland Javelin into pots (10 litre).  Each one went on a bed of Jack's Magic compost enriched with about an ounce of blood, fish and bone and was covered with more Jack's. They will sit in the greenhouse until they are showing well.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

First seeds

I sowed onions and leeks today. 40 modules of Tropea Rossa Lunga and a potfull of Lyon Prizetaker.   The compost I used was Jack's Magic, leaf mould and sand in ratio 2:2:1. They are on the conservatory window sill to germinate.  

Friday 22 January 2016

Pentland Javelin

I bought 10 seed potatoes yesterday. (£1.99). Five are set up to chit in the conservatory at the moment and the other five are in the fridge to save for a "second crop" planting, probably in July. I'm following the experiment from "Home Grown Veg" on YouTube.