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Plot Jottings - Michael

posted Sep 9, 2009, 11:55 PM by Faye Connors

Michael’s Plot

 Did not keep planting dates (apart from tomatoes which were planted last of all) .

PARSNIP” these were grown from seed (Yates hollow crown winter pick) sown in a 6mm trench. thinned out when shoots are about 25mm and again at 1cm.


CARROT” again sown from seed(Yates all seasons) procedure is the same as for parsnip.


BEETROOT” these were grown from seedlings purchased from  (van-loons nursery) veggie patch beetroot.

When picked my wife took over and used the following recipe:   3 beetroots, teaspoon of salt simmer till tender, approximately 1 hour. Remove skin and slice and place in mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon sugar 6 peppercorns and ¼ pint vinegar. they were beautiful.


ONION” Brown Spanish seedlings from (van-loons) again I was very pleased with the crop. I did lose a few initially.


CHERRY TOMATOES”  “Oasis” sweet bite toms(van-loons) planted on Grand Final day. I was not happy with this variety, at first they were sweet and juicy but after a time the skins became very tuff and were not good. Was this because they did not get enough water? Can someone advise me on this!