In the last week, I’ve planted out my broad beans and begun hardening off the peas. The weather is warming up and all of a sudden, my beds are starting to become home to plants all over again.
Exciting times, but only if things go to plan. Planting out can be tricky and your plants need your love at this vital time in their growing up.
Here are 12 tips I use when planting out.
I can’t recommend growing radishes enough. Not only are they ever so more spiky and peppery when homegrown, they could possibly be the easiest veg to grow. The seeds are big, so easy to handle, and from my experience they’re not at all fussy about soil. I often sow a batch wherever I have an odd bit of space, and I rarely dig the area over properly.
Plus, Radishes will germinate at just 5oC, making them great for early season sowing, and they’re not averse to some shade either.
I’ve been writing monthly ‘What to Sow Now’ posts since February, and they’ve been popular (its always nice to know that my visit stats aren’t just my mum sitting there pressing refresh).
And on Thursday Andrew asked me via Twitter if I was going to write one for April. Well, I couldn’t really say no, especially considering that the answer is ‘pretty much everything’!