Week 50 (Year 3): Seed Sowing for a new Season…

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It’s been a busy time for my small greenhouse by the house as I have been planting and preparing seeds for the growing season. Whilst I have started to clear some of my raised beds and weeding them so I can start to use them. Many vegetables have been started (in the Greenhouse).

Since planting my Leek seeds, they have been growing well in the Propagator and now look like little plants. They have made progress although some have done better than all of the others. I shall have to see which ones make it  through to full sized Leeks.

Leeks: Elfant and Porbella

Leeks: Elfant and Porbella

Leeks: Lyon 2 and Bluegreen Winter Tadorna

Leeks: Lyon 2 and Bluegreen Winter Tadorna

In addition, following on from last year, I have decided not to sow a whole packet of seeds but only small quantities in order to meet the demand and ensure that I have variety in the crops that I growl. Unlike last year, I do not want planned gluts of plants as you end yup eating so much of one vegetable and giving it way!

Mixed Tray: Midnight Courgette, Galine Aubergine, Cornichons Vert Petit de Paris and Bulls Blood Beetroot.

Mixed Tray: Midnight Courgette, Galine Aubergine, Cornichons Vert Petit de Paris and Bulls Blood Beetroot.

And another collection of seedlings:

Mixed Seeds: Rainbow Swiss Chard, Pear Drop Tomatoes and Courgette Tondo di Piacenza

Mixed Seeds: Rainbow Swiss Chard, Pear Drop Tomatoes and Courgette Tondo di Piacenza

It’s quite exciting to start the season with new sowings. Whether they grow and prosper we shall have to see but looking forward to a new variant of Courgette (which is small and round!) and hopefully gets picked before they become marrows!

More: Nasturtium Alaska Mix, Cucamelons and Yellow Courgettes Atena Polka.

More: Nasturtium Alaska Mix, Cucamelons and Yellow Courgettes Atena Polka.

And yellow Courgettes (which probably don’t taste any different to regular green ones but look interesting in the yellow skins!).

So far lots sown and ready to start growing in the Greenhouse in the Garden: Awaiting to be big enough to transfer to the Plot:

A full Greenhouse

A full Greenhouse

 

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