April has been a good month in the garden, with mild sunny weather so a lot has been done and everything is now looking very green. No time to relax though as last night we had a frost so we had to put fleece over the peas as a precaution. The broad beans however, should be hardy enough to survive a mild frost and are under enviromesh which gives some protection. The strange twine construct over the shallots and the potato bed is to deter our cat! Today, more potatoes to plant, main crop “Sarpo Mira” a blight resistant variety.
The week ahead look more changeable with the temperature rising into the low 20s again, but with more rain.
Always good to start planning this years crops. I’m thinking of trying some fennel this year as well as planting a fig tree up against the garden shed, as it has a nice sunny stone wall.
We are still eating our main crop “Desiree” potatoes so will probably go with those again as they cropped and stored very well.
All the beans did well so those will feature, and I will try some borlotti type as the ones we had from the local organic smallholding were very tasty.
First job though is to order the early potatoes, “Mona Lisa” as last year, easy to grow and a good cropper.
It’s a bit grey today so a good time to put on some music and sort out this years seeds.
What’s not worked?
What to try again next year?
Received from the Higgledy Garden today!
Lots of colour for the garden this summer and beyond.