What we have sown, planted and harvested
Below is a seasonal list of of all the things that we have sowed, planted and harvest.
Some of the produce we have been harvesting from Lotti - 27/7/2011
Unseasonally warm and dry, especially during April which saw average temperatures 3.7 degrees above normal - the warmest and 6th driest (less than 10% of normal rainfall was recorded across southern, central and eastern England) April on record since 1910. May brought cooled, cloudier weather with rain and strong winds.
Sown - Peas (for pea tips), Kale, Broccoli, Kohl Rabi, Rocket, Broad Beans, Peas (in guttering ready for planting out), Spinach, Leeks, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Courgette.
Planted - first early potatoes
Harvested - Leeks, Forced Rhubarb
Sown - Broad Beans, French Beans, Sweetcorn, Beetroot
Planted - Burgundy Red and Charlotte Potatoes, Onions, Chives, Peas
Harvested - Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Rhubarb
Planted - French Beans, Kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Courgettes, Leeks, Beetroot
Planted in polytunnel - Tomatoes, Melon
Harvested - Salad, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Cucumber
Harvested - Cucumbers, Courgettes, Salad
Harvested - New Potatoes, Onions, Broccoli, Salad, Kohlrabi, Rhubarb, Sugar-snap Peas, Broad beans (the ones that hadn't been eaten by wildlife). Would have had lots of strawberries but all have been eaten by wildlife!
Planted - Peas, Beans
Harvested - New Potatoes, Onions, Salad, Kohlrabi, Rhubarb, Mange-tout, Raspberries, Courgettes, Tomatoes, Brambles, Cucumbers, Parsley, Garlic, Swiss Chard, Apples, Beetroot
Planted - Sunflowers, onion sets, Swiss Chard, Beetroot
A very cold start to 2011 with temperatures 5 degrees below average and wide spread snow and ice causing havoc across much of Sheffield and the UK. Milder weather returned in mid-January. February brought strong winds and average rainfall with temperatures slightly warmer than normal.
Sown - Baby Salad in greenhouse
Harvested - Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Celeriac, Brussel Sprouts
Sown - Broad Beans (in pots), Rocket, Lambs Lettuce, Dwarf Beans
Planted - Blueberries
Harvested - Leeks, Jerusalem Artichokes