Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sowing seeds for winter crops

Well while we've still got loads of work to do to get the garden up to scratch for planting, it's time to get some seedlings going if we're going to have anything to plant!
So over the last week I've been sowing the following:

Leek (Lungo Della Riviera)
Leek (Winter Giant)
Turnip (Milan White Red Top)
Turnip (Tokyo White Cross F1)
Beetroot (Chioggia)
Beetroot (Bulls Blood)
Beetroot (Albino)
Cabbage (Verona Purple Savoy)
Cabbage (Palm Tree Di Toscana/Cavalo Nero)
Kohl Rabi
Cauli (Violet Sicilian)
Cauli (Green Macerata)
Silverbeet (Giant Fordhook)
Broccoli (Tender Stems)
Broccoli (Purple Sprouting Early)
Pak Choi
Tat soi
Lettuces (Butterhead, 1/2 century, Stevens)
Cape gooseberry

Whew! Quite a list, but I thought may as well get a few things going if possible. Also a few of these seeds were a bit old so not sure how well they'll germinate.


kiwinewt said...

My list is about the same, but waiting till this coming weekend for it - during the new moon :)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

I did manage to sow some of them just before the descending moon on the 8th. The rest I did on the 14th. Thought I was leaving it a bit late but maybe not!

Dr Mum said...

Ziggster and I have sown some seeds too. She loves cauliflower. Trying to encourage her love of veg. The wild peacocks ate all the snow peas and brocolli though!.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Dr Mum
Oh dear re. the peacocks! We do have them in the neighbourhood but they don't venture as far as our bit of land (usually hear them calling at dusk).