|Young potato plant|
|Young spring onions|
|Young radish plants|
I've planted out the last batch of leeks in bed zero, and since they took up a row and a bit, I finished the row with leek seeds. That's almost finished the packet of Carlton F1, almost all of which have germinated, and that bed is now full. I hope the spinach and turnips there hurry up - I will want that space for courgettes in about six weeks.
In bed nine I've sown two rows each of beetroots and turnips, leaving space for a couple more rows of something.
Bed five is now full, after planting another row of carrots (half a row each of Early Nantes and Nepal F1), but the radishes ought to be out of the way in another month and will be replaced with a final row of carrots.
Bed eight is also full - I put in another row of spring onions (White Lisbon Winter Hardy), but again there will be room for another row when the radishes (pictured) have been eaten. The second row has done much better than the first - although I protected the first sowing with garden fleece on frosty nights, they probably went in a bit early.
Finally, just to empty the greenhouse, I put three odd lamb's lettuces in the very corners of the runner bean bed.
Growth notes: The first potato plants are above ground now, all Epicure (the earlies). The maincrop spuds haven't appeared yet.
Three of the dwarf French beans have sprouted on the windowsill, but still only two out of the twelve tomatoes, which isn't a great germination rate.