Posted by: Anne | 01/04/2011

Getting myself going!

I was given a garden centre voucher, which was lovely and enabled me to treat myself to something that I wouldn’t normally buy.  A ‘Burgen and Ball’ seed measuring stick!  It cost almost £20 which is a treat indeed.

Because I have decided to sow in rows of 4’ this year instead of square feet, I thought it would be handy to measure out the seeds correctly.  A girlie excuse I can hear some men saying!

I used my plastic cover over the cloches to warm up the raised bed ready for sowing.  When I lifted the cover on a warm March morning the warmth drifted out into the chilly morning air.  I was so glad I had got this cover to use.

I decided to sow some spinach next to the Asparagus.  Using the stick as a guide it said to space the spinach 6” apart.  I check the packet of seeds and was pleased to see that the packet said the same.  Saving any confusion on my part.  I sowed three seeds in the row.  This didn’t sound like very many I thought, but plan to sow a couple more rows at 2 weekly intervals spreading the cropping season.

At the other end of the raised bed, next to the hoops used for the net cover I decided to sow ‘Sugar Snap Peas’ called ‘Sugar Ann’.

I had grown them last year and they were lovely.  This time the stick and packet said 2” apart.  Again, I will sow more of these in a couple of weeks time.


  1. Anne, I think that I am going to be one of “those Men”. this looks just like a ruler to me! If you ever lose it I have lots of timber lying around and can make you one. 20 quid! you have just spent all of the savings you hoped to make by growing your own.

    I know you said that you only bought this because you had a “Voucher”. Do you always buy stuff like this with a voucher? If so I am never getting you a voucher!

    Love to you and yours,


    • Hi Simon!
      Thank you for your comment. I like my measuring stick and enjoyed using it.

      My asparagus is growing fast! Look forward to your comments about that soon.

      Love Anne. x

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