Category Archives: Roots & Onions

Parsnip Surprise


We haven’t had much success with root vegetables. We’ve tried direct sowing. We’ve tried starting seeds off in toilet tube inners and then planting out. We just can’t seem to get them growing reliably.

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Root 1

Another empty bed, this time with parnsip, carrot, and beetroot seeds in

Last weekend we started planting our peas and beans. This weekend it was the turn of the roots.

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And the winner is: garlic!


In all the excitement of planting the fruit trees, raspberries, and strawberries, I forgot to say: we finally have something that we planted growing on our plot!

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