Well isn’t this Easter bank holiday a complete washout! Not that I’m letting it dampen my spirits at all, I managed to pop up the allotment yesterday on Good Friday to film another video in the shed and get a few DIY jobs done. Then I spent an hour in the greenhouse at home sowing seeds and potting up my dahlia tubers whilst the rain poured down outside. The whole family (except Charles of course…) are down for the weekend so we’re off to a local farm this afternoon and I think I’m actually more excited about it then my nephew’s and niece!
Last weekend was a completely different story though and it felt like a Summer’s day, I even had to take my coat and cardigan off because it was so warm!
As you all know I just love radishes and I’m pleased to say the radish tank is back up and running! Last weekend I sowed my first row in the sunshine and I am so excited about this particular variety. It’s called ‘China Rose’ and I purchased the seed from www.seedoholic.com, each seed packet comes with a leaflet with everything you need to know about that variety but this one was missing a vital piece of information… this heritage variety is in fact rumoured to be the same variety of radish that Peter Rabbit takes from Mr McGregor’s garden and nibbles on in the famous drawing. I can’t tell you how excited I am to grow them, they can reach up to 6 inches long and I bet they’ll taste amazing too! Over the course of the year I’ll successionally grow 4 rows of radish in the tank, sowing different varieties every two weeks to mix it up a bit. But I can tell you now I’m looking forward to harvesting those ‘China Rose’ radishes the most.
Meanwhile in the greenhouse back home I was busy harvesting some over wintering radish with plans to tuck into them during lunch. These were a bit of an experiment which if I’m honest… I forgot about slightly. I sowed a row of ‘Scarlet Globe’ radish in a small trough back in late November and popped it on the windowsill inside, although I wasn’t allowed to keep it there so moved it to the greenhouse instead… an unheated greenhouse. This only meant that the radishes took longer to grow so I’m only harvesting them now, 4 months later! They were still delicious mind you so I’ve remembered to sow another row into the container and left it in the heated greenhouse for quicker crop this time around…
Have a lovely Easter weekend everyone, no matter the weather! x