Started again with the sowing of some of the seeds. My aim this year is to have several types of vegetables in one raised bed and try and time it such that as one bed is coming to harvest the other bed (with the same type of vegetables) will be growing on . Not sure how it will turn out but will keep you updated as the season progresses.
Today i have sown (in my newly aquired garden room ie spare bedroom ) 
Beetroot – Bolthardy : Sprouts : Cauliflower : Savoy Cabbage : Durham Early Cabbage : Calabrese : Lettuce Little Gem : Onions – Ailsa Craig and Ishikura : Pak Choi and Sweet Peppers


I read a blog by someone who was saying that the ‘old’ method / timing of sowing etc by using the phases of the moon is still widely used. Out of curiosity (ie Nosey) i did a bit of googling and came across this site here …… and it explained what i should be sowing today in my area (North East England )

Date: 20 February 2018

The moon is 5 days old LeafLeaf PiscesPisces
Waxing crescent


Sow leafy vegetables and annuals that produce above ground. Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber. Grains are also good to plant now. This is not a good time to pick vegetables if they are to be stored.

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like CabbagesCeleriac, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad BeansCucumber

Moon in Pisces: This water sign promotes root growth. In the northern hemesphere this would be a good time to plant or transplant perennials as the roots will recover quickly. In the southern hemesphere this is a good time to prepare the soil to sow crops and to spray leaf crops.


– so thats what i have done – with a few additions , will wait and see how it works 

Quote : The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. Gertrude Jekyll