Thursday, April 1, 2010

Daffodils at Easter

No finer sign is there, that spring is getting under way, no matter that the weather is finding it hard to let winter go.
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Onions and more

The fine netting is protecting over-wintered onions, two types of garlic and autumn sown broad beans (helped along, with gaps filled by spring sown replacements - all Aquadulce Claudia).
In the foreground are more rows of onion sets with bigger mesh netting which is generally succeeding in keeping the mice and other pesky visitors off.
In the background are the potato beds ready to plant them all this Easter weekend. I have prepared trenches, I'll plant the chitted seed potatoes a few inches deep in the bottom of the trenches and then, as they grow, the sides can be pulled in to earth them up.
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Spring, Bare & Barren?



Beds ready for potatoes, parsnip seedlings appearing at last despite the efforts of the mice.
Spring Onion and leek seedlings, and some parsley potted on.




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