The Hungry Gap

The Hungry Gap

Much of the work being done now in the garden is in preparation for things to come! Most of the garden is empty now except for perennial vegetables like sea kale, asparagus and rhubarb. But in the wings…or the glasshouse….seedlings are beginning to show promise. In modules and pots is sown lettuce, Japanese greens, oriental mustards, brussel sprouts, red and green cabbages. In gutters, the tender tips of mangetout and peas are popping up.

With an eye on the Ballymaloe Garden Festival in August– it’s time to start imagining how pretty the tiny seeds will look in mid- to late summer. Cosmos, sweet pea, Tagetes, Statice, Sweet William, Nigella….a long list.

Jobs to be done…

  • Start to crop asparagus, green garlic and green onions
  • Keep up-to-date with seed sowings
  • Plant out tomato plants in the glasshouse. Remember to plant with a length of string beneath the base of the plant so as to support its growth in the coming weeks
  • Sow radishes – Cherry Belle is my favourite!

Happy Gardening!

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