Sunday 29 March 2015

Some seedlings are up - but not many!

My greenhouse sowings are taking their time. By today there were just three spring onions and two rocket showing, and, up today, the first two leaf beet. It's still very cold though this year.

Monday 23 March 2015

Get sowing.

Yesterday I sowed some more veg. 6 modules of parsley in conservatory; 10 toilet roll halves for beetroot in greenhouse and 16 French beans in whole toilet rolls, 9 purple, 7 green, seed saved from last year's plants. All in J.I. seed compost.

I also moved the leeks to the garden, under the large plastic cover, along with the one sweet pea.

Thursday 19 March 2015

Sweet Peas

One seedling came up about 15th March - no sign of other three. So I sowed 6 more today in toilet rolls containing J.I. No 2. They are in the conservatory to germinate.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Pepper pots!

Yesterday I potted up the five pepper seedlings. I used John Innes No 2 compost in 5 inch pots to grow them on for a while - should not need feeding for about 6 weeks.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Salad seedlings

The first rocket (Rucola) seedling was up on 15th March.
The first spring onion on 19th March. ( or is it a weed?)  It was a weed!  First spring onions showed up on 29th March. And by then just one more rocket seedling up.

Friday 13 March 2015

Tomatoes up!

The first seedlings appeared yesterday - 1 Black Russian, 2 San Marzano and 2 Gardeners' Delight. I'll update this post as others appear.
14th March: Now 3 Black Russian, 2 San Marzano, 3 Gardeners' Delight, 1 Tumbling Tom.
16th March: 3rd San Marzano arrived. - - - 17th March: 2nd Tumbling Tom.

Monday 9 March 2015

More carrots

There were five "gaps" in the carrot trough so I resowed those stations today. Try for a full set!

Thursday 5 March 2015

March Sowings

I sowed my tomato seeds yesterday. 4 varieties - Black Russian, San Marzano, Tumbling Tom and Gardeners' Delight - 3 of each in fibre pots.  Today I sowed spring onion; 12 modules, rocket Rucola; 4 modules, rocket Dragons Tongue; 4 modules and land cress; 4 modules, all in a 24 module tray. And another 24 module tray of larkspur. Both trays left in the greenhouse to germinate along with the trough of leaf beet I sowed as well.

My Ramiro peppers have all come up today - no sign of the California Wonder yet though. (Update - the first California Wonder came up one day later!)