Posted: 09/04/2017 at 20:03
Another lovely day and lots of work done.
Four rows of potatoes planted and 40 broad bean plants in. I'm trying a new method (for me) and planted the broad beans in the gaps between the rows of potatoes, with the idea being that the beans will be finished by the time the potato haulms get tall. Some say the bean roots also help supply some nitrogen for the spuds, but we'll see. The beans have been grown in root trainers and I'm really impressed with the result - healthy roots about 8 inches long so I'll be using them for my runners this year, too, to avoid the usual problem with the roots going round and round in the bottom of the pots.
Potted up 30 Bishop's Children dahlias which were sown a few weeks ago in a deep tray and are all about 4-5 inches tall now. Boy, do they grow fast!
Finally, planted the squash seeds in modules on the heated bench.