Dig For Victory 2015: A Time To Sow

A Time to Sow

It’s still very much a time to sow on our plot.

This year we are following John Seymour’s recommendation, in his seminal Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, to use a seed bed. This is new for us, but will save time and faff. Two of our veg beds are idle for a while longer until cucumbers, squashes and beans are ready, so I suggested we put one of them to better use. Mr Baker sowed cabbages on the left, and leeks on the right:


The cabbages are coming on nicely, and now thinned out:


Purple sprouting broccoli is now sown in seed trays:


The salad bed is doing well, though it did need a drink in that amazing spell of sunshine!

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And the strawberries have begun to flower…


Do you know what these interesting-looking seedlings are?


That’s right. Onions!

Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

~ Galatians 6:7

Have a great week. 🙂



1 Comment

  1. May 5, 2015    

    Is a seed bed the same as a raised bed? We have done well with salad leaves in our raised beds some even survived the winter although it has been rooted out now!

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