FIRST THINNING OF
Carrots grow very well even when close together. See our main
article for how
to thin carrots.
Carrot fly can be a major problem for carrots and
those flies are attracted by thinnings. So thin your carrots early
in the morning or late in the afternoon when the carrot flies are
not about. The next carrot task is here.
Dispose of the seedlings well away from the site
where your carrots are growing and gently firm down any soil
disturbed by the thinning process.
START WEEKLY FEEDING OF YOUR RAISED BEDS
See our article on feeding plants in a raised garden bed by
PLANT ONION SETS
Onion sets are far more reliable compared to onion seeds and
they establish quicker. The only advantage onion seeds have over
sets is that the range of varieties to choose from is far larger.
For the beginner however, we would recommend onion sets every time.
Our favourite variety (widely available as onion sets) is Red Baron.
A lovely colour in salads, they cook and keep well.
See our main article on planting onion sets in
raised beds and containers
SOW ONION SEED
Sow onion seed in rows 2½cm / 6in apart.
Click here for the full article.
SOW TOMATO SEEDS INDOORS
You need to
plan ahead to sow tomatoes indoors at the correct time. Too early
and the plants will take up too much room, too late and your
tomatoes may not ripen fully. See
on how and when to sow tomato seeds for the best chance of success.
Follow our tomato cultivation trail through this
weekly diary by clicking here for the
SECOND SOWING OF CARROTS
Sow the second lot of carrot seed this week. See our main
article for full instructions
Continue to the next task in our carrot calendar by clicking
SECOND SOWING OF SUMMER RADISH
here for our main article with details on how to sow summer
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