The Sowing Diary 2018

 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; Nero 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…