This week we started to plant some of our seeds directly into the allotment. I set too and planted two rows of Parsnips I like to plant them about 3 inches apart.. ( Sorry I still work in inches rather than Cms..) Which is approximately 8 cms apart.
Here are two drill lines and the seeds are parsnips
These will not be touched until they get large enough to see them clearly as I will weed in between them.. We covered with a cloche to keep the ground a bit warmer. And watered them in once they were covered with more earth.
I also set two rows of Beetroot a row of Peas, I say one row of peas but these I set in rows of 3 close together .. I didn’t take a photo of them.. but using the above picture as a template. I would have planted an extra row in the middle with the peas.. Information on how to plant Peas can be found Here should you need it. when they start coming through I will find sticks for them to climb up.
Here you see a cloche over the peas I set, and behind you can just make out the 3 mounds of earth where the early potatoes are now in.
My hubby dug three trenches and filled them with manure which we had plenty left over which are stored in the bins now behind the sheds and put in our early potatoes. These are Arran Pilot and are a popular choice for early crop new potatoes ..
Last Autumn, I set some Lettuce seeds, and these are just coming along nicely, I also set some pick and mix lettuce, these you can see have gone to seed with the yellow flower heads.. But these few should make lovely little lettuce heads.
Most of you know we do not use any chemicals, herbicides etc on our produce, preferring to let nature take her course. I do mix up a garlic spray, and this has proved effective with black fly.. So my next piece of information shared I hope you will follow the link for.
Why? well, it’s what is going into our food.. And what is a worry is that some of the pesticides which have been banned through the EU may well be given licence to be used on crops within the growing of our food again in the future..
So this important report on Monsanto and what levels of chemicals are within our foods we especially give our children, is alarming!..
This was shared on Health Nut News , and is entitled ~Monsanto Is Scrambling To Bury This Breaking Story – Don’t Let This Go Unshared! I hope you go and look at the list of foods and share it with everyone you know in the orange Link above .
A quotation below from this site says :~
Monsanto Is Scrambling To Bury This Breaking Story – Don’t Let This Go Unshared! | Health Nut News
The list includes Cornflakes, Cheerios, Special K, Ritz crackers, and loads loads more.. The research is significant, and this chemical is known by the W.H.O. World Health Organisation to produce Cancer cells. Its alarming given the amount now of Cancers occurring in young children .. So Please do yourselves a favour and go check out the list.. Especially if you live in the USA.
Now you see why I dislike using Chemicals on foods ..
Happy Sowing My friends
And Sorry I have been absent here for a while..