RAISED BED AND CONTAINER WEEKLY DIARY
WEEK 3 IN MAY
Article by David Marks.
SOW MORE FRENCH BEANS IN POTS INDOORS
If your area is relatively warm then the French Beans can be sown outside directly in the raised bed. In cooler areas though there is still the risk of a late frost which would kill French Beans so wait one more week. They are one of the most frost tender vegetables. They transplant from pot to the raised bed easily though so don't take a chance with a late frost?
To widen the cropping period of French Beans sow some more seeds now in pots and transplant them when they are 10cm / 4in or so high. Click here for our full article on sowing, caring for and harvesting French Beans.
THIN BEETROOT SEEDLINGS
Continue to thin out beetroot seedlings as they emerge from previous sowings. Full details can be found in our beetroot main article here.
THIN MAINCROP CARROT SEEDLINGS
Thin maincrop variety carrots sown in previous weeks. Click here for the care section of our main article on growing carrots in raised beds and containers for full details.
THIN LETTUCE SEEDLINGS
As the lettuce seedlings emerge from the soil (this should take around 8 days) thin them out to about 8cm to 12cm apart depending on the variety and how large you want to let them grow.
SOW MORE SUMMER RADISH SEEDS
Click here for our main article with details on how to sow summer radish seed. Our weekly diary ceases to sow more radish seed from here on but if you can provide the plants with some shade radish seed can continue to be sown into September.
HARVEST SUMMER RADISH
Harvest summer radishes, see our main radish article by clicking here for full details.
WEEKLY FEEDING OF RAISED BEDS / CONTAINERS
Continue the weekly feeding of your raised beds. Specific information can be found here.
WATER WHEN NEEDED
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February Weeks 1-4
November Weeks 1-4
December Weeks 1-4