Yesterday’s afternoon of garden-centring in Lanarkshire was swiftly cancelled after our dog got into difficulty after chasing a couple of ducks into the River Clyde. A full-on rescue meant we had to head straight back home to get warm and dry.
I bought a couple of sets of seed potatoes (Red Duke of York, First Early and Blue Congo, Main Crop), a couple packets of tomato seeds (Tigarella and an Artisan Mix – both had lovely interesting skins), some softneck garlic (Marco), some Hercules white onion sets and some interesting-looking Kale (Jardin Mixed), a courgette and squash mix and some Candy Cane Red Pepper seeds, that also have really unusual markings.
I really should have started by planning what we wanted to grow this year, and then looked at what seeds we already have but hey-ho, I always get a little carried away.
The potatoes are now chitting away and the tomatoes have been sown. That’s quenched that immediate burning desire to get started. Annoyingly I bought 4 bags of garden compost rather than all-purpose or seed-compost – I just saw ‘organic’ and ‘peat-free’ and didn’t pay much attention – we’ll soon see if it makes the blindest bit of difference when they germinate (or not) I guess!
Snow forecast again later in the week so not sure if putting the bay back outside was a good move, I’m SO over Winter now.