No dig diary, 5th March 2022

There was a little more sowing to be done today. Mostly tomatoes, but also some Romanesco Cauliflower. This year I’m trying Apero, Olivade, Costoluto Fiorentino (seed left over from last year) and Amish Paste tomatoes, together with some random red cherry seeds I was given. Not sure what I’ll do with the latter. I did want to grow some yellow tomatoes, but couldn’t get seed for the variety I was after. If I can find something else then I might well abandon the red cherry plants in their favour.

I’ve sown only a small number of Romanesco Cauliflower with the intention of trying to grow some in succession (as with the calabrese). Again it’s a bit of an experiment. I can find no information on whether it’s day length or growing degree days or something else that causes the plants to produce flower heads, so I’ll just have to see what happens.

Of the seeds already sown, the chiles and sweet peppers are mostly doing well.

The peas for shoots are looking very healthy.

Radishes will need to be planted out quite soon I think, and the lettuces are coming up (and spinach is in need of thinning at the top right).

Many of the broad beans are producing leaves now, too. I don’t think it will be long before they have to go out either.

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