START FEEDING RAISED BEDS
One of the benefits of raised bed gardens is that lots of plants can
be grown in
a small area. However, you need to make sure that the soil is fed
well to support all that growth. We explain in simple terms how and
when to feed the soil in a raised bed. Click
for full details.
PLANT OUT SEED POTATOES
The end of this week or the beginning of the next week is the time to plant out your seed potatoes,
maybe slightly later if you are in the cooler parts of the UK. Our main
article on planting seed potatoes in containers explains how to
calculate when to plant out your potatoes. It also explains how to
plant them out depending on whether you want to earth up or not. We
also describe how to protect your potato foliage from a late frost.
Click here for the main article.
FIRST SOWING OF LETTUCE
Choose a small, compact variety such as Little Gem. Like many
vegetables, sow a few every week to ensure you widen the possible
cropping period. Follow the instructions on the pack and you won't
Lettuce prefer cool conditions so they don't mind
some shade and will positively appreciate it in warm conditions.
Pick them when they are young and crisp. Once picked, even out the
soil and sow replacement seed. They require no special attention,
just the normal raised bed feeding and watering as described
THIRD SOWING OF PARSNIP SEED
Click here for
full instructions on sowing parsnip seed. The next action on growing
parsnips can be found here.
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