Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:39
Dont panic Stagbeetle, I have nothing in the ground yet apart from fruit trees and bushes, onions and garlic from last year, this is true of nearly all the plots at my site.. Plants are good at catching up. I doubt if you will be judged on a 60% target except in high summer when most plots will be romping away. My neighbour who is Chinese buys plants from the supermarket and plants those on his plot!!not suggesting you resort to that though!!
Keep trying again with the seeds, if the soil is already damp when you sow, leave it a few days before watering and only water when its looking on the dry side. My broadbeans all have a green layer on top but are still growing well. Its all trial and error