Here are a few tips for the Veg Growers… To make the most of your plot this year, you need to get started now! Garlic, Leeks and Broad Beans should be started off in pots in the green house. Once they have started to emerge, keep a careful eye on the temperature. When appropriate, acclimatise them by leaving the door open or put them outside in the sun. This will start to harden them off for transferring directly into the plot in a few weeks. Any space that has been left fallow over the winter should now be dug over to help the soil breathe.
Parsnips: can be a nightmare to germinate. During the next few days I suggest that you cover the growing area with black plastic for two-three weeks. Prior to sowing remove the plastic. Upon completion of sowing, cover the seeds with a cloche. The benefits of this are a drier seed bed with a higher soil temperature, perfect for parsnips… Good Luck 🙂