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I spotted my first cabbage whites of the year today, so the Wheeler's Imperial cabbages were hastily covered with some enviromesh which will hopefully keep the damned things at bay as they're just starting to heart up nicely. I was a little late getting them into the ground, so they won't be ready for a few more weeks.
I sowed some Tagates, Calendula and Echinacea in pots and tonight's trip to the allotment saw some more cabbage (Golden Acre), sprouts (Nelson) and calabrese (Beaumont) planted out under bottle cloches. I also got in some sweetcorn plants I picked up at the garden centre the other day. Variety unknown, the label just says "sweetcorn", but enough for 3/4 of a bed full that have gone at the end of the raspberry bed.
Sod's law, most of the "Incredible" sweetcorn that are in a propagator in one of the growhouses have decided to come up, but as they're a 'super-sweet' variety which apparently are a case of 'never the twain shall meet' when it comes to non super-sweet varieties, can stay up at the house in a bed that I have spare. I'll have to find a spare patch down at Lottie for the "Sparrow" corn that have germinated, and heaven help me now if the Mirai I sowed the other day do germinate. I'll have to dig out another bed for them! Still, with a bit of luck we'll get some degree of succession with the sweetcorn which will suit me just fine.