Today we planted another 198 plug tray. Half of it with a frisée style endive (Rhodos) often seen in mesclun mixes and the other half tray with spring onions.
We also decided that it would be a good idea to get some beetroot and silverbeet started. Root crops do not like being transplanted but there is a wonderful bit of gear, originally developed in Holland, that allows you to grow seedlings in little blocks of soil. The blocks are free standing so no plastic and also no stress to the seedlings at plant out time learn more about soil blocks.
- 1/2 tray of Beetroot – Detroit Dark Red, an all time Allsun favourite
- 1/2 tray of Beetroot – Bull’s Blood which has wonderful dark leaves that can also be put in salad mixes
- 1/2 tray of Silverbeet – Fordhood, the large white stemmed, dark savoyed leaf variety that is commonly sold in green grocers
- 1/2 tray of Silverbeet – Ruby Chard a beautiful, tender, red stemmed variety