Sunday, 29 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
The big change for this year is in the potatoes; after several years of poor yields with the earlies, I have given up and will just grow maincrop (blight resistant varieties only). Our springs are definitely cooler and later than they were 10 years ago and our wet soil is taking longer to warm up, so earlies are out. Having successfully trialled Cara and Desiree last year, we are going to stick with them from now on.
Some minor changes in varieties - changing to a heritage beetroot which is reputed to do well under cover, which is the way I often need to start them. Also trying Oarsman leek, in my continuing quest to find a leek which will grow big and strong in our heavy soil. I live in hope...
Sunday, 15 January 2012
So it was time to replace the shed. The old shed above was rotting in several places and while being 12 years old, should have gone two years ago. Its replacement had been sitting inside it since early November, waiting for some fine weather.