May Days | Fern Verrow

May Days

Finally, we are working the land… the manure is spread and the process of bed preparation has begun. The weather is not helping that process so much though, with heavy downpours overtaking the sunny periods… never mind at least we are as up to date as we can be. On Monday we planted the young tomato plants into the greenhouse, all looking very smart in straight rows, nine varieties this year, mostly old favourites,but good uns. We will have a few tomato plants for sale on Saturday for your gardens.

Germination in the propagating greenhouse has been rather erratic  so far, rather a pain. The reason for this I think is the lack of quality in the daylight these past few weeks. Very bright and hot one moment and other days are cold and grey… confusing for the seeds, a bit of consistency is what they need.

Soft fruit season is only a few weeks away, we hope you like gooseberries, we are going to have tonnes of them, redcurrants and blackcurrants too.

Tulips are well and truly finished now, next come the poppies, lilac,  and ranunculus with delphinium and lupin hot on their heals. The roses are looking fine enjoying this temperate weather.

Soft fruit season is only a few weeks away, we hope you like gooseberries, we are going to have tonnes of them, redcurrants and blackcurrants too.

Enough about the silly flowers, spinach is very good at the moment. Lots of radish for sale this week. Salad bags on good form with the addition of some rather perfect looking rocket. Herbs are bountiful and splendid mint, dill, fennel, thyme, sweet cicely, sage, rosemary, oregano, chives and coriander too.

 



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