• seed packets

    third March 2017Stephanie’s BlogStephanie Donaldson

    Usually by this time of 12 months I’ve completed a great deal of seed sowing within the greenhouse, however I’ve been concentrating on getting the backyard tidy in the beginning begins into development, so aside from autumn-sown candy peas, January-sown broad beans, and setting our potatoes to chit, it’s all nonetheless to do. I’ve come to the conclusion that delay is an effective factor – okay, I received’t get super-early crops – however neither will I be scuffling with low mild ranges and seedlings sulking in low temperatures.


    sweet peas

    The important thing indicator is the sudden flush of seedlings showing within the borders – some good e.g. honesty, some unhealthy e.g. floor ivy. If they’re rising strongly with out my help, so will the seeds I sow. And they are going to be sturdy and durable, moderately than willowy and frail which might occur with early sowings – particularly now that I’ve cleaned a winter’s grime off the greenhouse home windows.

    Ground ivy

    Honesty Lunaria

    Honesty Lunaria


    It’s fairly chilly and dreary at this time so I’ll take the chance to type by my seed storage field and see what I want to purchase and get some labels written which might be legible, moderately than scrawled in haste within the greenhouse with a pen or pencil that has seen higher days. Word to self: throw them away as a substitute of optimistically making an attempt to jot down with them – in the event that they didn’t work within the autumn, they definitely received’t work now.


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