It was supposed to have rained today…. but nothing happened, except a cold wind. In fact, it hasn’t rained for at least two weeks and the ground is bone dry. Certainly, not great when you want to get seeds in the soil.
Last year, one of my carrots bolted, so I saved the seed in the hope that now I will have carrots that have naturalised to my environment. Not sure if it happens that quickly but it’s worth a try.
I have a few carrots growing from last autumn. Most of the seedlings were munched on by slugs, hence the meagre crop. In any case, what there is will be coming out very soon, so that I can put the last of the bokashi solids I currently have in what was the first hugel bed proper. You’d hardly think it was a hugel bed, though, would you, considering it has shrunk to nothing.
Anyway, there was nothing for it but to water the ground where I wanted the new carrots to go. Then I hoed in the seed rather than sowing in drills. The seeds tend to be so random, it seemed reasonable just to put the seed heads down and mix them up in the soil.
Now, of course it will rain, especially as it is the Easter holidays. Great if it does, from my point of view, as there are plenty more things I can do with damp soil!