Planting seed potatoes, onion sets & Garlic

Sowing carrots, red beets and lettuce between the rows

Finally the wetter was improving again and I could make some time for the garden. It is high time to plant the seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic. And while we are at it we are going to sow some faster cultures in between the rows.

I started with the seed potatoes. Our children helped me and we planted 21 kg of seed potatoes. We planted following varieties: Aromata, Ballerina, Folva, Sava, Laura & Belana. Most of these we already hat and we liked them. We had already covered most beds with straw, so first I took the straw down from the bed, laid out the seed potatoes on there place and put them in the ground. Then I divided the straw back on the beds. We filled 11 beds with the seed potatoes.

Then we filled 4 beds with onion sets. With 3 beds I sowed 3 rows of carrots in between the rows of onion sets. I also put a layer of straw on these beds, but a thinner layer. I am not sure if it is a good idea to put straw over the sown carrots, but we will see if they come up. I planted following onion sets: Rosanna, Karmen, Alpha, Sturon, Stuttgarter Riesen & Snowball. I sowed following carrots: Robila, Treenetaler, Rote Riesen 2, Milan & Vitella.

Unfortunately I could throw away half of my garlic because they had mold. My storage possibility was not so good for the garlic. So I could not even fill 2 beds with garlic. With one bed I sowed 2 rows of red beets in between the rows of garlic. With the other bed I sowed half rows with the following: Turnip, leafy greens, winter posteline and Asian salad mix. For the garlic I had following varieties: Edenrose, Flavor, Cledor. Here I also put a thinner layer of straw to cover the bed.

The children had a lot of fun helping and where eager to also fill there own beds. Next week the sowing goes on with other vegetables.

Author: beautifulchaosorg

Hi, I am Carolien and I am a Dutch woman trying to build a self sufficient homestead on concrete and rubble. Follow my husband and me on YouTube:

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