I shall complete the half bed of carrots with a different, later variety Nantes 2 as opposed to Early Nantes
This usually self seeds, I look out for them, and rub a leaf between my fingers to check its distinctive aroma. I probably won’t need to plant them, but if I do I will plant straight in the ground by scattering rather than in straight rows as I know what they look (and smell!) like.
I will plant herbs like chives, basil, thyme and sage inside, initially in one large pot for each herb & then them prick out into small individual ones.
I start this off inside using same technique as lettuces. ie I will plant them inside in small pots, a seed in each corner, before transplanting them when large enough. Then they must be protected against slugs by encasement in a plastic bottle cloche.
Second early & maincrop potatoes
I plant them slightly deeper and further apart than first earlies: view the growing guide by clicking on the table in “This Month”.
French Marigolds and Sunflowers
I also plant these inside, initially in one large pot like the herbs & then prick them out into small individual ones.
Mara des Bois Strawberries from runners
I plant fennel indoors in individual pots like parsley until they are big enough to transplant.
Sweetcorn and concurbits ( courgettes & cucumbers)
I plant indoors in individual pots, slightly more than needed. Beds are prepared for them to be planted out together in May once the chance of late frosts have gone. They will not survive the chill.
I will plant a few of these indoors in compost in individual pots.Last Year I said I wouldn't bother again because of the blight, but I am going to try spreading a few plants out instead of grouping them in a single bed.I will need to be careful where I put them as they will affect crop rotation.
I don’t grow many but I will be starting a few off inside to plant up half a bed.