Happy new year all.
I started my gardening this year on the 7th Jan. Apparently January and February is the time most people are depressed, but for the gardener it’s a time of excitement and anticipation! I am really excited about the garden this year.
First Job was to plant my garlic in pots in the conservatory. – Garlic was by far my best crop last year and I hope for another fantastic crop again this year. As usual, several different varieties planted this year (all supermarket bought). I am convinced they are exactly the same as the expensive seed versions form the garden centre! I have found the best method for me is to grow in trays of six or 12 indoors in January then put outside to get frosted and plant out after the last frost. If your late you can always stick them in the freezer overnight to cheat!
I am late with the giant onion attempt but it’s not going to stop me from trying. I will be planting seeds very soon. I am going natural this year with no artificial light or heat. – I was getting carried away!
The chickens are doing well and have survived the wet winter so far. We have a couple of new arrivals to add to the flock. I had the incubator out over Xmas and Two lovey big Black Orpingtons were the result. – 2/6 probably no too bad for January hatch rates. One is a cockerel so is being raised for the table! Not looking forward to the day…
I havent decided on what to grow this year yet but I usually just spend a few hours browsing seed catalogs and see what I end up with. I am keeping it simple this year and going for mostly trusted varieties with maybe one or two novelty varieties thrown in for good measure.
Would love to hear what you are growing and your plans for this year – Get in touch using the comments system below!