I received a very nice tweet last week from @NicolaHurrell, saying she very much enjoyed my what to sow in February post, and asking if I was going to do one for March.
Well, since Nicola asked so nicely, I can hardly say no.
So without further ado, here are a selection of seeds that can be sown right about now.
You can’t get much more of an allotment staple than the faithful potato. Low maintenance, high cropping and versatile in the kitchen, we love them.
It’s estimated that the average person in Britain eats nearly 100kg of potatoes a year, whether crisped, chipped, roasted, baked, mashed or boiled.
Choosing a potato to grow can be a bit of a minefield. After all, there are over 80 different varieties available in our shops today. So what makes a good chipper over a good masher?
I don’t reckon anyone could possibly have tried all 80 varieties, but I’ve had a good go at a few over the last 7 or so years of growing veg. Here are my favourite salad, mashers, bakers, roasters and chippers.
2014 will be my 7th season on the allotment. I reckon I must have sown hundreds, if not thousands of seeds since I took my plot on.
Of course, this is a miniscule amount compared to other hardened growers. Their experience dwarfs mine, but as sowing season is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up I always bear in mind when I sow a row of seeds.