Week 50 Year 2: Sowing Seeds for Growing Season 2016…

Another cold week, so my focus has been on sowing some seeds, ready for the Growing Season. They will be kept in the small lean-to Greenhouse by the House, and I have switched on the heating and the light in there, so they should sprout soon. I seem to have acquired lots of Tomato seeds so they have gone into pots (or little greenhouses which were previous plant holders) so having seen several postings of quite well-established plants, it seemed the right time to get them into soil and growing…

Tomato Seeds

Tomato Seeds

The four varieties sown (so far) include:

Kings Seeds: Black Opal & Tigerella

Franchi Seeds: Pomodoro Principe Borghese and Costoluto di Parma

Some flowers for the Allotment

Some flowers for the Allotment

And the flowers sown for the allotment include Marigolds (African Crackerjack Mixed by Mr Fothergills) and Cosmos (Purity: which was a free packet of seeds with Gardeners World Magazine).

First Early Potatoes look ready to be planted (soon!)

First Early Potatoes look ready to be planted (soon!)

These Potatoes are progressing well with new dark roots forming (on Sharpe Express, Homeguard and Red Duke of York).

Growing  well: Onions, Broad Beans & Garlic.

Growing well: Onions, Broad Beans & Garlic.

My Onions and Garlic need transplanting to the Allotment as they have roots coming through the bottom of the plastic trays.

Leeks and Onions are doing ok (outside!)

Leeks and Onions are doing ok (outside!)

Still doing well and I spent some time making paper pots (for more seed sowing) as I need to get my Peas going and found last year, that planting them in paper pots allowed for easy transportation to my plot without disturbing them too much.

Making paper pots.

Making paper pots.

And if we have warmer weather, I shall head down the plot to start weeding, clearing and preparing for the Growing Season.

Spring Bedding plants have just been delivered by the postman, so I will have to get some more trays prepared for the Plug Plants (only 640 to plant!) and a delivery of more potatoes (Main Crop) so more to be done, before I head down my Allotment!

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3 thoughts on “Week 50 Year 2: Sowing Seeds for Growing Season 2016…

  1. Loving seeing what everyone is sowing at the moment, thank you for sharing. Hoping to sow my flowers and tomatoes very shortly too, so they can join my Sweet Peas, chillies and onion seeds. Thank you for sharing

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