February calendar

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A mainly dry and warm February with just one fall of snow early on. Still some leeks left, though they need lifting now before they bolt. The kale is also still going strong and throwing out very tasty florets. The first act of the new gardening year has been to set the seed potatoes chitting. We are growing the same varieties as last year, “Belle de Fontenay” as an early, “Sarpo Mira” as a blight resistant main crop. These both did very well last year, which was very, very hot.

Some early appearances from the wild garlic and the rhubarb, and buds appearing on the blackcurrant bushes.

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wild garlic

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rhubarb

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kale floret

 

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blackcurrant buds

 

Early flowers, primroses and crocuses

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