I have planted all the sweet peas now and still have room for the runner beans. It has taken me several days to get them all in but I have impressed myself with the patients I have undertaken the task. I have not written down the varieties in my book which will cause problems if I loose the small labels. I usually do a sketch to show the row each variety is in. I will have to do that tomorrow.
I think that the reward of lots of flowers will be good enough to compensate for the aching legs. I am getting too old for this crouching down to plant bit of gardening. Why can't plants grow at chest level?
I planted two early potato varieties. One was "Red Duke of York" but I can't remember what the other one was. I put some bamboo charcoal and mychorrhizal fungi in each of the planting holes. I am seriously running out of mychorrhizal fungi now. I was going to put tomatoes in ring culture pots alongside the path but I don't think that I will have room now. However, I have a cunning plan and will put them elsewhere.
I have watered the winter cauliflowers with comfrey liquid again to keep them growing well. I also put some on the leeks, the garlic and strawberries.
Believe it or not the tulips are beginning to flower now - in March! I watered these with comfrey liquid too.
The carrots have been sown - before the parsnips! I was going to plant the parsnips as well but I ran out of time. Not to worry though because thinning and watering will give me large roots regardless.
The carrots were planted with a little of the bamboo charcoal and mychorrhizal fungi. The old, wire cloche supports were put in over the carrot seed drills and covered with enviromesh to act as a barrier and keep the Psila rosea off the seedlings.