Saturday, 23 January 2010

Spring is just around the corner

Seedlings sown at the beginning of January are coming along very nicely indeed. Started All The Year Round cauliflower and Summer Purple Sprouting Broccoli indoors 3 seeds to a pot on a windowsill at the very beginning of January, and last week potted them up individually and put them outside in the mini-greenhouse. They look as though they are flourishing.

I also have some onion seeds sown (Supasweet and Red Baron) which I also sowed 3 per module, and potted up individually last week at the same time as the caulis & broccoli when they were at the hairpin stage. But as I also have lots of sets either in or waiting to plant, will be interesting to see which do better this year.

At the same time, also sowed some aubergine seeds (Moneymaker F1). But I will be keeping these indoors for a while yet - and may move them to the mini-greenhouse in spring. Might give one a try down at the allotment, but I suspect they'll be happier in my protected back garden.

Spent a little time having a close look at what else is happening in the garden. The Fatsia Japonica has flowered, and is well on it's way to turning to seed....

Chive shoots are beginning to show. This plant is in a plastic pot, which is sat in a solid-bottomed pot with no drainage holes. I keep meaning to take it out if the pot so the water can drain away, and cannot believe that after 6 years the bulbs haven't rotted away as it does sit in water most of the year. But, as they say, if it ain't broke...

And Hazel. Excuse the large photo, but it really is a beauty. One of those plants that is at it's best in the winter months.

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