sixteenth January 2016Stephanie’s BlogStephanie Donaldson

Apart from puddle hopping, there’s not a lot to be executed outdoors when it’s bucketing down, so on a very moist day I turned my consideration to sorting my seeds. I’ve discarded most of these which are outdated ( however tomato seeds final without end) and written a listing of what I want to purchase, in order that I can get busy planting in just a few weeks time. I retailer my seeds in a sealed plastic field within the cool of the storage which implies that these I’ve saved stay in good situation.  Inevitably the field was in a little bit of a muddle, so I’ve now sorted them into months – beginning with just a few together with spinach, rocket and reduce and are available once more salads that I’ll sow with backside warmth within the greenhouse in February.

seed packets

monthly seed packets

Then I sat down with the seed catalogues and tried very onerous to stay to my record and never be waylaid by the various tempting new varieties. Going by the previous seeds positively helps with this – coming throughout seeds I’ve succumbed to which have did not thrive (or by no means planted) does curb my inside spendthrift – seeds are far too costly nowadays to order with abandon.

seed catalogues

I’ve additionally realised that it’s value checking what number of seeds there are in a pack – this will differ enormously, typically with little distinction in worth. With something you sow successionally it’s value selecting a packet that provides 300 relatively than thirty, however alternatively in case you solely want a most of 5 (for instance courgettes) purchase the smaller packet to keep away from the temptation of sowing greater than you want. Practically time to start out sowing!


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