Seed update February 2016

It’s been quite a busy month and so far I’ve been managed to plant shallots, garlic and sown broad beans, brussels sprouts, leeks, lettuces and peas.

Since then, however, I have been battling some pests as my seedlings did get eaten by a little mouse.  I can’t blame the little blighters as the weather has been frosty at this time of year.  However, this does mean that I’ve had to resow the broad beans and the peas about three times and I’ve had to put together a better coldframe.

I’ve also had to contend with birds pulling out the shallots from the ground.  I’ve read a number of reasons as to why birds pull at bulbs, from thinking that the heads of the shallots are worms to them thinking that the tips of the onions are ideal nest-making materials.  Needless to say, this has stunted progress!

Because of the delays, I was hoping to show off tiny green shoots, however, the only thing I have to show are a few tiny wisps.

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