I had some of these seeds which are Sutton's Speedy veg they are ready to harvest in 10 weeks from sowing which would take us to the end of Sept and into Oct therefore utilising the ground as much as possible and for those of us paying for allotments that is the bottom line.
The first early spuds, a lovely variety called Premier has just vacated its space so I have followed up with planting out my leeks and also sowed these veg varieties in any spare space.
Baby beets,turnips and carrots.They are picked and used small so are tender and tasty as we can vouch for the carrots which we have been using in another bed already!
What you need to transplant leeks, a dibber which would be ideal but it was sitting in the shed at home so I had to find a suitable substitute and a full watering can. These leeks had been sown at home and already transplanted into a seed tray and should really have been planted out sooner but with our tropical summer I didn't get around to it.
Make a hole with the dibber and drop the leek into it, if the leeks are long enough then about 5ins would be fine as this is the part which is blanched white.
The darker lines are compost scattered over the seeds not for any particular growing reason as they all grow downwards but it is easier to see where I have sown the seeds!
The netting was put back down and secured before I left.
This morning was dull , very overcast and very humid I sprayed the remaining spuds as you could almost feel the potato blight in the air, talk about ideal blight conditions! We have had blight warnings all week here.