Madeleine's Corner: Sowing in February

Post by Madeleine Cardozo

Everything is still a little slow in growing at the moment but I am hoping that you have sown some seeds already such as broad beans, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, cabbages, cauliflowers, onions, leeks, lettuces and of course sweet peas.


It’s not too late but the sooner you sow them the sooner they will bear fruit – so to speak.

Your potatoes should be in a light airy place chitting (sprouting shoots), I have put all mine into egg boxes standing like soldiers. So far they have been there for three weeks and there has not been much change.

Don’t forget to keep all your little seedlings damp, they shouldn’t need too much watering as there hasn’t been much sun to dry them up. Over the next three weeks you will see a big change.

I haven’t been out digging yet as the ground is still wet (and heavy). The blossom on my plum tree has not yet flowered although it usually does in the beginning of February.

So all quiet in the garden really...

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