All doom and gloom in the news about the lack of winter rainfall and potential drought and dry summer to come. Just my luck to finally get a garden and then find out that we will have a hose pipe ban.
I am utterly confused about when to plant all the seeds. Should I go with the Gardening Which? MagazineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s guide, the Sarah Raven books, Monty DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s book or the Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden magazine guides. They all vary. My father in law warns me not to start too early and I suspect he is right. Luckily I will be going to Australia for the first two weeks of March, so that ought to keep me out of the dirt.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still waiting for the delivery of my seed potatoes from Thompson and Morgan and sweet peas plus packets of goodies from Sarah RavenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s company. That will teach me. Next year, (already planning ahead, what a gardener!) I will buy the potatoes from the allotment where they take just a few metres to carry to the plot. Not sure I will chit them all. There is Debate about its efficacy. I think it will be a miracle no matter what, so donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really care.
Vegetable: Red Baron Red Onion Set
How many?: 4
How planted?: Jiffy 7s
Notes: In warm heated room
Vegetable: Feltham First Pea
How many?: 4
How planted?: Root Trainer
Notes: Top floor (unheated)