Temperature to start sowing

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coldandwindy

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Re: Temperature to start sowing
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2023, 09:22 »
I don't bother sowing parsnips and carrots until the first week in May now.   Always a better outcome than earlier sowings.
Yes I do that. I've covered a strip of the plot with 3 inches of compost & then put porous black plastic back over it. I won't look at it again until the end of April. Hopefully the weed seeds will all have germinated & died by then. I'll sow parsnips, carrots, Giant Red celery, a bit of dill and whatever other row crops I ran out of room for elsewhere(! :wub:) directly into the compost layer.


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