The gardening year is just starting for me (although it never really ends), Saturday I had the day to myself and managed to plant a few seeds and a few trees, I also could see some signs of life around the garden.
|Softneck garlic just coming up|
|Hardneck garlic has been up for the whole winter but is just starting to grow again.|
I did plant lots of legumes, broad beans (that I should have planted before now) and two types of peas, one mange tout and one pea for drying as a bit of an experiment in growing staples.
|Seed planted in root trainers, laid out before I push them in.|
I also sowed some Jerusalem artichokes as mine don't seem to have made it over winter.
One thing I made sure was that I covered these seeds over and set a few mouse traps, I can't seem to get on top of the mice this year and I know if I left them exposed then by morning there wouldn't be a pea or a bean left! This is the main reason I don't grow anything like this direct in the ground.
My tomatoes and peppers are going in this week (the girls are so excited about sowing them), most years I put them in far too early so I've been trying to hold off this year!
Who else has started planting? Or am I way behind everyone else?