I decided to give my brain a day off from thinking about food rationing and portion sizes yesterday and instead got out my seed box and started thinking about what I would be growing in the coming months. After all digging for victory is all about the actual growing of your own food
As you can see from these photos, the only seeds I decided to start doing something with at the moment are onion seeds and carrot seeds. Seemingly after doing some reading I discovered if I plant carrots in pots in the polytunnel and cover them with multi layers of fleece or bubble wrap I stand a good chance of having an early harvest of homegrown carrots by May.
Well it's worth a go :-)
I got this free in one of my last editions of Kitchen Garden magazine. So I think I'll make full use of it and keep notes on what I plant and when.
Handy tips on one side and space to write things on the other.
It's that time of year for veggie growers ... you want to get going but you just know it's too cold to really do anything other than plan and try a few experimental things. After over four years of being here in North Wales ... even with the polytunnel ... I know there's not much point in going mad with seed sowing until at least mid to late March. That way I get nice strong, quick growing seedlings instead of weaker, leggy specimens.
But my green fingers are getting itchy .....