About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

A bit more done

I can hardly believe that we are past the half way mark in April, I have had that much to do at work it just seems to have flown by, but this morning I decided to start getting the first potatoes planted out, I don't grow that many just a dozen Winston and the same of Kestrel plus this year 5 NVS Sherine and 5 NVS amour, and it was the Sherine and Winston that I planted today. The Winston seemed just a bit further on than the others but with luck the rest will be in by next weekend, quite how the NVS varieties will grow I'm not sure as the seed potatoes that I got sent are only the size of marbles and have only just got some tiny chits on them, it may be they might just struggle to get any size so I will have to settle to get some reasonable sized stock for growing next year.One thing that hasn't come through yet are my carrots that were planted on the 4th of April, still time yet I suppose but they should be popping up soon I hope. The dahlias that I'm growing seem to be doing well out in the greenhouse and it is just a matter of keeping an eye out for frost from now till they go out late May. I do have some fleece to put over them should it be necessary.


Simon (Smithyveg) said...


I don't know if you've received the new NVS mag but it appears you plant NVS Amour and Sherine into pots or cell trays as you would a seed like a runner bean. When they grow a few leaves and roots I guess you put them into a bigger pot and so on.


James (Digtoplant) said...

Simon I got my mag this morning and read the same article, its a pity that it wasn't in an earlier edition as I planted them in the usual way last night. we will just have to see how they go Thanks james