Closing drills when seed sowing.
06 May 2010 10:03:43
Prunus.White cherry blossom.Name unknown.
Starting off damp this morning.No plans for the garden this evening.Spent an hour in the tunnel last night and filled another tub.The temperature was up to 10 deg,so allowed me in and out of the tunnel at times to the garden shed.When finished the temperature was reading just above 9 deg,so growth still happening.
To cover seeds,it is so important to return the soil carefully.Dont bury them to kingdom come,or they wont appear.Cover them using the back of the rake,and working along the line of your drill.Not done across it.Then lightly firm the soil with the back of the rake.In some cases i return soil with my finger to be on the safe side.Again always remember not to cover them to deep or leave them treaded into heave soil.I leave markers of a little compost,especially with some new seeds to avoid hoeing them when removing weeds that appear.Onions especially hate being interfered with while growing.Any weeds near them are hand picked,very carefully.
Yesterday at lunchtime i took a picture of the Prunus [cherry blossom] in the middle garden here and would appreciate the full name for it.