Back at home
The greenhouse was looking very overcrowded already, so the seed potatoes chitting on their egg trays are now indoors on the desk, the onion sets are on a tray under the staging, and all the pots of cuttings are
out where I can see them. I set up the big trays too, giving a bit more bench space
The seedlings of Daubenton's Perennial Kale and Five Star Perennial Cauliflower are now potted on individually, and spend the days outside in a shaltered spot
and nights in a tray on the kitchen floor. Once they are properly hardened off they can go inot the cold frame on the plot
Having cleared some space, I had a bit of a blitz on seed sowing, and now, in modules or pots in the greenhouse are seeds of:
White Lisbon & Purplette Spring Onions
Kent Blue & Indian Golden Podded Mangetout
Speedy & Purple Queen Dwarf French Beans
Cobra & Cosse de Violette Climbing French Beans
Little Gem Lettuce
Lodero Red Cabbage
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli... remember I said it takes almost a year from sowing to cropping?
And in the propagator on the kitchen windowsill are, Tomatoes:
Cyril's Choice, San Marzano, Super Marmande, Apero, Oxheart, Country Taste, Black
Cherry, all to grow in the tunnel, and Tumbling Tiger for some hanging baskets
Plus Gogorez Peppers and two seeds of Parthenon Courgette, one of which germinated in a record three days! The other pepper plants are now in the greenhouse, as they don't
need that high heat any longer
I also sowed some flower seeds: Thunbergia Orange, and Grandpa Ott Ipomoea, which is a rich purple, hoping to grow these together up some supports, probably at the plots.
Verbena bonariensis and Foxglove plants
have been transferred from the plots to the garden, in amongst the fruit trees, It is gradually coming together
The Magnolia stellata tree, which we thought was unlikely to survive a move two years ago, is now showing off some very atttactive flowers,
which, for the first time, are the pale pink colour it was atually bought as... it has resolutely been white until now!