Saturday, March 10, 2007

# 0654Total Allotment Time: 1 & 3/4hrs.
Principle Task: Sowing cabbage 'Golden Acre/Primo(II)', leek 'Musselburgh', leek 'Toledo' and Brussels sprout 'Bedford' into the seedbed that I prepared yesterday (VB04).

3 comments:

Jimmy said...

Hi Tim

Nice to see things starting to happen in earnest now that spring appears to have really happened. Everything is getting green and I am sure most if not all of the seeds will sprout.

No yo will have to get a move on and tackle that old midden as it has been on the cards for ages and the weather seems to have improved. It certainly has here.

I liked the bit about your purple sprouting broccoli, I don't think I have ever tasted it. Looks good though.

Parsnips, that is the latest discovery of mine. I knew what they were but never really tasted them. My wife has been buying them and I have really rather grown to like them.

Ogden Nash wrote a poem about them:
The Parsnip

The parsnip, children, I repeat
Is simply an anemic beet.
Some people call the parsnip edible;
Myself, I find this claim incredible.

I guess he didn't like them...

Regards
Jimmy

Tim said...

Hi Jimmy

> I am sure most if not all of the seeds will sprout.

Cheers! I'm a little worried that I might of 'tamped them down' a little firmly.. time will tell :o)

> get a move on and tackle that old midden

Yep, it's certainly taking taking it's time to disappear - maybe by the summer true? It's going to have to wait the completion of the two remaining veg beds for sure.

to be continued..

Tim said...

> I liked the bit about your purple sprouting broccoli

Thanks. Like parsnips (great poem, btw!) they're not everyone's favourite, but I like them. Unfortunately so do our local pigeon population. Last time I visited the plot they had been at them again, and this time had damaged some of the heads beyond use (prior to this the leaves were their only target). Oh well, there's plenty more of them on the way, and I'm sure to get bored with broccoli night after night anyway :o)

Best Regards,
Tim