Sowing Squash, Pumpkins, Garlic and Spinach!

Today I did quite a bit in the garden and greenhouse!

I sowed an extra row of spinach, next to the first row which was sown at the end of March and is coming up slowly but surely!

Sorry, the pictures are not that great, but here are the spinach seedlings, and the blank bit of soil next to them is the bit where I have sowed the new seeds:

 

Then I remembered I had another lot of garlic to plant, and wasn’t sure if it was too late, so thought I would plant it anyway.  Some of the cloves were soft and slightly mouldy so I threw them away and just planted the rest.  We will see what happens:

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Then I decided to get on with sowing some Squash seeds and some Pumpkins:

 

And then my delivery turned up – with 100 x 3′ pots – which I will definitely be making use of, and 10 black plant sacks (like pots, but sacks) which I am planning to grow my potatoes in.  I am going to line them all up in the poly-tunnel and see what happens.

Well that’s it.  A lot of the seeds that I sowed the other day are now starting to pop up above the soil, so I will give you an update on those soon.

Just before I go: here is a photo of my courgettes!  They look so lovely and cheerful:

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Bye for now!

Potting on broccoli seedlings!

Yesterday the time had come to pot on my broccoli seedlings!  They were getting bigger and bigger, and there were quite a lot of them!

So I carefully pricked them out of the soil they were in and started putting them into some small pots that I had.  I did need bigger pots really, but was waiting for them to be delivered, so had to make do!

I ran out of time in the end, as I had another load to pot up the same as that one!  So I had to get those done today.  Phew – all done.  Hopefully they will be happy for a while now.

Bye for now!

An update on how the seedlings all look in April!

So here are some pictures of how my seedlings are looking now on 7th April.

First some tomatoes which I have now moved to the greenhouse and potted onto bigger pots. They went a little bit limp when I moved them out, but seem to be perking up a little now:

 

Next is my cucumbers, which were getting too big for their pots, or seemed to be anyway, so I have moved them to the greenhouse and potted them onto bigger pots. I hope they survive!DSCF8406

 

Next is two trays of seeds that I thought were not going to germinate. I was just about to empty them into the compost when I noticed that they were actually starting to sprout above the surface; now a few days later they are getting a little bigger and more of them are appearing! On the left is coriander and on the right is leeks:

 

Next is garlic and lettuce. Garlic is ready to be planted out and the lettuce is doing nice! Might need to pot this on, or maybe just eat it once it gets a bit bigger!

 

Next from right to left is: cabbage, brocolli, broad beans and then my lovely courgettes (which are only a few days old!). So pleased with my courgettes!

 

So that’s it for now. I will update with news of the strawberry plants which are doing ever so well and also my spinach which has come up too. Also my peppers are ready to be potted on… better get on with it very soon!

Bye for now 🙂

 

 

 

Sowing Parsley, Kale, Runner Beans, Onions and Tomatoes

Well today I got back out in the greenhouse and sowed some more seeds:

Parsley (Plain Leaved), Kale (Nero di Toscana), Runner Beans, Onions (Red Baron) and Tomatoes (Tigrella).

I was happy that I got so many done, especially with the children at home and trying to ‘help’!!!  They did some watering and flooded the runner beans, but hopefully they will still be ok!

Pics of the new seeds sown:

 

Thanks for reading!

End of March update!

I got my potato bed done and popped my earlies in the ground on 28 March – no sign of them yet, but hopefully they will show and not be a complete disaster!!

 

Here is an update on how everything else was doing at the end of March too:

I planted some courgettes (top 3 pics)
Broad beans starting to grow a bit more (middle 2 pics)Broccoli and Cabbage getting bigger too (bottom 2 pics)

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So that’s my little update for the end of March.  Next post will be showing what it all looks like now (7 April) and some more seeds that I have planted etc…

Thanks for reading!