Thursday, 5 May 2011
Most of the runner beans are now too big for the cold frame so I have planted round 10 of these out. To protect the plants from a late frost I have wrapped some fleece around the canes. I have left the smaller plants growing in the cold frame and will plant them out when they get too large.
The early potatoes I planted a month ago are now breaking the surface. I know that I should be mounding the soil up to cover the leaves..... that is going to involve some serious shoveling so I will be leaving that until the weekend! :0)
In the cold frame the tomatoes are growing very well - I think I will repot them into larger pots very soon. Also the broccoli seems to be getting to a point where they could be planted out.
I have just planted some suede in a tray and have left this in the cold frame -it will be interesting to see whether the suede I sowed directly into the soil a month ago or the seed I have planted into a tray in the cold frame comes on better.
All in all I am surprised at how well this is all going so far! If anyone has any pointers please do let me know!!