A glorious Monday morning.
10 May 2010 09:01:59
Filling up,the main vegetable beds.
Weather is a winner for every gardener this morning.Hopefully it will be like this after 5 this evening.Not that the weekend has passed,it is back to more sunshine,this time in the veg,gardenin.[Long may the sun last.]
Over dinner yesterday the chat came up about just how long the growing season lasts and when to plant them etc,and not to do so at the wrong time,or to late etc. About the roots first.
Beetroot growing season up on 9 weeks,Carrots 7-12, Parsnips14-16, Spinach6-7.Turnips6-10 Swedes9-10.[Those above are the roots times for the growing season]
With the likes of Turnips and Swedes-Even though both are infact root crops,and in many cases,kept in the braccica [Cabb,Broc etc] bed.Both are open to the same disease[Clubroot]as the brassicas so are kept with them.Not saying they cant be put with the roots area,[some gardeners do,some dont] but just to be on the same side from the disease,i leave them with the brassicas.Unless in different tubs etc and the numbers taken for moving on etc,so never put down in the same place using the crop rotation.
Back this evening and all going well,straight to the vegetable garden.