Earlier, I posted about what I had planted in our winter garden (you can read these posts here and here). Over the past week, I have planted more vegetables in two other garden beds which our current wwoofers prepared for this purpose after clearing the area of weeds.
I planted the following seedlings:
o Cauliflower (white, green and orange)
o Red cabbage
o Green Cabbage
o Romanesco broccoli
o Perpetual spinach
I also planted a row of six Elephant garlic cloves alongside one of the garden beds containing broccoli. You can read my blog post about growing garlic here. I will wait until my roses arrive from the supplier before planting my Printanor garlic. I’m going to grow this around my roses due to space constraints, and also to keep the bugs away. I have done this successfully in the past.
I have also given most of the seedlings a feeding with some blood and bone liquid fertiliser I had in the garage, to give them a strong start to life. I strongly recommend liquid feeding your plants from time to time. You will get amazing results!
When our next wwoofers arrive on Monday, I am going to get them to help me sow some carrots in buckets. We have grown carrots successfully in this way in the past. Growing them in buckets saves space and the temperature is also warmer than the ground.
I’ll also ask our next wwoofers to help me sow some peony poppy seeds infront of one of our rose gardens, along the pathway leading to the front door. Come spring, the area will hopefully be filled with colour and look pretty.
The next major step in the winter garden will be to plant all my roses into the garden when they arrive from the suppliers in June. I have already worked out a plan for where they will go. I am very excited to extend our existing rose garden and add more David Austin roses to our collection.