What a wonderful weekend, can’t hardly believe it was chucking it down with rain last week to the point the ground was so sodden I couldn’t imagine planting anything ever again.
I managed to get my parsnips in on Sunday, last year they were delayed because of the snow covering the allotment for weeks at a time, this year delayed by the rain. We are doing a test to see which method gives us better germination and better parsnips. First is using a metal pole make parsnip shaped holes about 8-10 inches deep and fill with sieved compost. I sowed about 4 seeds in the middle of each one. Second method was to draw out lines with a hoe and fill them with sieved compost and again put seeds at 6″ intervals approx piles of 3. I planted my early potatoes outside and some in the polytunnel (as well as some in pots in the greenhouse a while back) and also managed to finish pruning the fruit cage – yay! Note to self: don’t leave it so long next time. So I am all prepped up at the allotment and just need to concentrate on getting the greenhouse propagation in full swing.
Time for some pricking out. 🙂