The Sowing Diary 2023

Lá Fhéile Brid and once more the off.

It is only in looking back through the sowing diary that the full impact of the pandemic on the monster’s activities is understood. Everything it seems stopped dead in mid-March 2020, and though we continued as best we could once we regained entry in August that year, there was little could be done. Of course we experienced rolling lock-downs the following 18 months or so, and since, like a lot of people and activities we were simply marking time.

But, that was then, and this is; well, time to get going again.

January 26th: Ailsa Craig, onion seed

February 1st: Purple Shaft, aubergine seed

February 4th: Victoria Blue, salvia; Atropatana, Iranian oil salvia

February 12th: Moneymaker, tomato seed; Bedfordshire Champion, onion seed,

February 20th: Californian Wonders, sweet pepper seed

February 28th: Sweet-pea foraged mix; Marigold, Pots O’ Gold; Salvia officinalis

March 10th: Cosmonaut, cosmos seed; Rosemary shrub; Strawflower seed,

March 18th: Coriander seed; Moss parsley seed; Javelin, parsnip seed; Pink Panther, onion sets; Stuttgarter, onion sets,

March 20th: Pablo, beetroot seed; Milan Purple Tops, summer turnip seed; Silverskin onion, Paris;

March 22nd: Sweet Genovese, Italian basil seed,