Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Shoots!

Just a couple of days of warm-ish sunshine and everything growing in the garden has responded. I was delighted to see that my rhubarb is pretty nearly ready to pick. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of an early picking of rhubarb. Can't wait!
Meanwhile in the greenhouse these Black Pearl Chilli seedlings have germinated nicely. What a fantastic colour these seed leaves are already. Exciting to watch these grow.
Everything else is just doing nicely. The days are so warm in the greenhouse I am taking the lid off the propagator and turning off the heat for the moment. Looking good!
I planted a few French Breakfast radish seeds in an old growbag inside the greenhouse too. This heat and sunshine are really bringing them on nicely.
The Broad Beans Aquadulce Claudia are enjoying the sunshine too. Let's hope I can keep the pigeons and the slugs off these for long enough to get them really growing well.


At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything is growing nicely!

At 10:27 PM, Blogger LindaG said...

Congratulations! everything looks great!

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Jacqueline said...

How exciting! I love rhubrarb and I am so looking forward to eating it. Had no luck planting it though.

At 2:16 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

We just had a late snowfall, but the rhubarb are pushing through!
Black Pearl Chili's are on our list of things to try!


At 10:09 AM, Blogger Martin and Amy said...

We have some black pearl seeds but we haven't got around to sowing them yet! You've just reminded me in fact.

The rhubarb looks great, on our allotment ours is a bit behind seeing as it was covered in carpet left by the last tenant. It's picking up though!

Martin :0)

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Rhubarb for us soon too

At 10:34 AM, Blogger suburban veg gardener said...

Wow your rhubarb is growing well. Mine's only just peeping out from the soil! Your chilli seedlings look great - is your greenhouse heated?

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Matron said...

suburban veg gardener - no greenhouse is not heated, just the propagator to help start off the seedlings.

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Damo said...

Wow your rhubarb is way ahead of ours!

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Sunshine, what sunshine? It's been a commodity sadly missing in this neck of the woods. The 'Black Pearl' seedlings are certainly living up to their name - what a glorious colour,

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Belinda Robinson said...

Such an exciting time, when it all starts growing!
All the little shoots looks so healthy and happy to be in daylight :-)

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Why I garden... said...

Your rhubarb is slightly ahead of mine. Seedlings look great coming up.

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Beep Pocock said...

Our rhubarb is going to have its first picking today. Hubby wanted to pick it last night but didn't feel like making crumble.

We put a shelder around our rhubarb plants - like a upside down bucket and cut the bottom off.


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