April – Garden Update

It’s been a while since I did a garden update. Spare time these days is spent either in the greenhouse or the polytunnel as outside the ground is still too wet to do much with.

It’s exciting to see things germinating in the greenhouse. Here is just a sample.

We are enjoying some salad crops from the greenhouse and the overwintered spinach is also coming on nicely.

In the polytunnel, the broad beans set last November are flowering and we are enjoying some broccoli sprouts from broccoli that over wintered. Purslane seeds itself all over the tunnel so what we don’t eat, I try digging in as green manure or feed to the chickens. The over-wintered leaf beat is a great addition to stews and stir-frys.

 

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17 thoughts on “April – Garden Update

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      No Cathy, other than what sunshine it gets. I have one small propagator where I start tomatoes off inside and maybe a few flowers, but everything else is started off in the greenhouse

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  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith

    Oh my goodness, the sight of all those fresh greens leaves me drooling! After a relatively mild winter, we’ve now gone back into the deep freeze. Snow the last two days and temperatures more than ten degrees below freezing. No wonder my peas and spinach have decided not to germinate! Good luck with the garden this season. Best, Melissa

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thanks Melissa. I hope it warms up there soon, so things can start growing. Here’s to a good gardening year for us all:)

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Robbie. Your latest photos of the red-veined sorrel looked yummy too – I have it growing in the polytunnel.

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