And so it comes to pass again; February 1st, Lá Fhéile Bríde, Imbolc, the old Celtic end of winter, and for the Irish, the first day of spring. Time to begin again.
February 1st: Ailsa Craig onion seed; Misto Mix and Basilico Gigantico Basil seed.
February 17th: Red Gourmet Shallots; Red Baron onion sets; Rosa Blanca Aubergine seed; Zinnia and Marigold seed.
February 24th: Moneymaker tomato seed; Californian Wonder and De Cayeene pepper seed.
March 10th: Yellow Mirage and Blue Veins petunia seed; also some Cosmonaut Cosmos seed.
March 22nd: Celeriac, Monarch; Courgette, Tasty King; Watermelon, Red Star.
March 24th: Javelin Parsnip Seed; Negro de Toscana Kale; Aquadulce Claudia Broadbeans.
March 25th: Misto Mix Basil.
March 31st: Stuttgarter Onion Sets (also bedded the Red Baron sets potted in February into terra firma); Kohl Rabi seed; Rosedale lettuce seed; Dill seed; Moss Curled parsley seed.
April 1st: Broadcast some Teasel (Dipsacus Fullonum) and Borage seed.
April 7th (Greenfingers Day): Soleil, Giant Yellow and Beaut d’Autumn sunflower seed.
April 14th: Dill seed; Moss Curled Parsley seed; Red Riding Hood sweet peas; transplanted tomato, pepper, cucumber and aubergine seedlings to beds in polytunnel.
April 15th: Maris Piper and King Edward potatoes; Green Bush courgettes; Detroit beetroot seed; Coriander seed; Poppy seed; Snowball and Blue Gem cornflower seed; Nasturtium seed; Daucos Carota (wild carrot).
April 22nd: ‘Solo‘ Beetroot seed; Radish seed Patricia; Single Giant Sunflower seed; King Edward potatoes in bags; set the Celeriac seedlings in terra firma; Giant Leaf Italian Basil seed in the polytunnel; broadcast a handful of poppy seed.
April 29th: Earth Walker Sunflower seed; Lemonade Basil; Cupcake White Cosmos seed; Mixed lettuce seed; some more Single Yellow Sunflower Seeds.
June 3rd: successional sowings of lettuces & radishes.
July 1st: Florence Fennel seed; Twede and Ruby Swede seed.
August 1st: Another tray of Sweet Basil seed…