You can see things have gotten dire with this level of pun…
Some of my turnip seeds have germinated. They look utterly dull, quite unhealthy and generally a bit grumpy.
As you can see, the soil in this veg bed is a bit crappy too. I added manure the last two years, but I think it’s going to be a while before it is a lovely rich friable tilth.
The turnip variety is ‘Sweet Marble’. Chosen more or less at random – you can also eat the leaves as spinach apparently.
My beetroot ‘Albino’ was planted at the same time and might just about be germinating but is a microscopic dot in comparison. No sign of anything from the root parsley.
This week I have planted some more sweetcorn, tomato ‘Sunchocola’, my Oca tubers (half in pots in the greenhouse, half outside direct) and a few Achocha ‘Fat Baby’ seeds.
These last two are entirely new veg for me. Every year I like to try something I’ve not grown before, and ideally not even heard of 🙂
I particularly like the Fat Baby seeds.
They are surprisingly angular and jagged – not the usual smooth rounded seed we tend to see.
Apparently the plants can climb up to 10ft tall – I may need to have a rethink about where to plant them if they actually germinate!