tips through the years
been allotment gardening for a good few years and over those years i have been given many, many bits of advice, some good and some not so good, so perhaps somebody out there might like to share some of them with me and perhaps others might like to add their words of wisdom.
the ones below are ones i have found worked and always use.
when sowing peas sprinkle a light covering of soil over them and then tread the soil down lightly, then when the seed germinates cover with soil again and once again tread the soil down carefully.
sow main crop peas as early in the year as possible the earlier you sow them the more chance you will have of avoiding pea mildew later on.
when sowing parsnip seed water the drill first, it makes for easier germination
plant your dahlias after and in the same spot as you had your early potatoes.good potatoes mean good dahlias.
one i wouldnt recommend and was told to me by an old boy many years ago and he told me that when he was a lad and worked on a farm in sussex that to find out if the ground was warm enough to sow parsnip seed they used to drop their trousers and place their bare bottom on the ground
if it was warm enough for the bum it was warm enough for the seed.
not to be recommended for the allotment site