The blog and the roof terrace have been a bit neglected of late. Unfortunately, that was because, you know, holidays. But that isn’t a bad reason, and I am coming back to it with a renewed enthusiasm, the kind that can only come from a couple of weeks in a far off land.
In this case, it was Canada, and yes, it was awesome.
As ever I returned to a massive stack of the post, and amongst the bills and random letters I found what I have been looking forward too – my wheat seeds.
I’ve chosen to grow two varieties – Cham 2 Wheat and Emmer Wheat. I don’t know much about either of these, but both are winter crops and can be planted in the coming few weeks.
I’m planning on using some deep trough planters and a couple of large buckets, which will be grown in a sheltered area on the terrace. I’m expecting that at some point they will need additional protection from snow and ice, and that will be in the form of straw that I will put on top, and maybe the odd moving blanket wrapped around the container. We are fortunate that our terrace is above the flats below, so I am counting on residual heat helping to keep them going through the coldest times.