This warm, bright morning we found:
- broad beans up an inch, some just bringing forth their third leaves, three weeks after planting
- much of the garlic, planted at the same time, up an inch or two
- a row of two types of salad leaves, put in a fortnight ago, just visible above the soil
- carrots sprouting - Early Nantes, seeded three weeks ago and late season Long Lisse de Meaux, which were only planted last week!
Most of my fellow allotment tenants seem to have planted their spuds already - it still surprises me how much space they devote to them, they're an unrewarding crop. Once we've enjoyed the first few new potatoes, one might just as well buy in. I am planning to try oca this year (lemon flavoured root tubersoriginating in Latin America) and more Jerusalem artichokes. Otherwise I find space is more usefully and tastily occupied by less pedestrian veg.