How are the winter seedlings doing?

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After a lot of rain the winter seedlings are popping up all over the place.   The turnips have come up and it that I was not too good at sowing just two seeds each time as I now have little clumps of them instead, they were very tiny seeds though.  Not a problem as I am undecided if I should have four turnips per square or 16, I am becoming more in favor for 16 like the onions in order to end up with smaller onion sized turnips when the time comes.   In a little bit then I will thin these seedlings out and put in formation for 16 per square if I am still thinking that way.   Note the metal grilling over the top, the cat has not been back to dig it all up since but I will keep this all covered just in case.

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Three squares of broad beans, one plant per square, and soon to be followed by a third when the carrots have been used up.   I planted two beans per square in order to introduce some redundancy and all have come up so I will either transplant them to other squares or bin them.  If these are meant to go over winter then I may as well keep as many squares as I can full for that time.

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The winter onions are all popping up, infact they look more impressive at the moment than our many failed spring onion sowings we did during the spring.  I will leave these for a little bit in order to get bigger before I thin any out and get each square filled with 16.   I am hoping for all these we keep with the current warm weather followed by rain followed by sun again, although maybe during the week I am off work it would be nice for just sun…

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