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Early Spring update.....

The postman delivered an eagerly awaited parcel the other week. The small brown package from The Real Seed Company contained a selection of seeds which I hope to grow this coming season on the allotment:
Hokkaido Winter Squash- these did really well last year and so I'm growing them again. Sanguina Beetroot - an old favourite. Pink Passion Chard - how can you resist a vegetable with such a name?! And a new-to-me summer squash Patisson Blanc Patty Pan. Though the weather has been beautifully spring-like in recent days, I'm holding off planting the seeds for several weeks.  We could still have snow!
But, the other day, I popped down to the allotment to check everything over and to dig up some more of the overwintering leeks.


I planted these leeks as little seedlings back in August, which maybe was a little late, as they are very small. Mr digandweed remarked on them saying they were 'hardly bigger than a spring onion' which is true, but I'm just calling them baby le…

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