Tuesday, 30 December 2008

December round up

We will have dug over and prepared all beds at the allotment by close of play New Year's eve. 

Other recent activity is: 

Sowing a pea pot, to use the fresh pea tips in rice dishes etc. 

Planting out broad beans and peas into the lottie, for an early crop

Popped more garlic [given to me by Finedon Dandy from the Vine], into modules on the 29th and put outdoors to get frosted. 

Sowing early toms  on the 27th Dec: 
6 x Grushovka
6 x Aurora
6 x Purple Ukraine 

Sowing early chillis on 27th Dec:
6 x Gelbe Kirshen Early Yellow Chilli

Sowing alliums on 29th Dec: 
Shallots: Zebrune and Banana
Leeks: Blue de Solaise and Lyon 2
Onions: Mr Allen's Reliance, Golden Bear F1, Redbeard, Red Baron, Brunswick, The Kelsae, Bedfordshire Champion and some spring onions, Elody. 

Overwintering Chillis, including Alberto Rocoto which was brought indoors this month and the pepper started turning red - it's looking very healthy so far; and possibly a Numex Twilight which we bought in France which is looking really good. Can't wait for the next flush of flowers to start both of these off again in Early Spring. 

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