Friday, 19 February 2010

just like magic

It never fails to amaze me when those little seeds you sow burst into life. Look what I-spied on the window sill today.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Started sowing

I can hold off no longer, I just have to start sowing. Indoors of course. The window sill is about to be put back into use (still a little too early to get the grow house up and running, wait till next month I keep reminding myself). I have some sweet peas in big pots hoping to kick them off for a good early display.

Owen helped me to sow some tomatos (gartenperle & striped) and some cabbage (hispi).

The new growing season has started.

When I get a moment and the weather is with me I have parsnip, spinach and broad beans to sow in the ground this month. Today is a dank, grey and foggy day not really encouraging for allotment visits. So I'm off to think about potatoes and the Guardian has an article about growing them today. I'm waiting for the potato order to come in to the allotment association ( I know I ordered international kidney and something else but what else?). I also made a spontaneous purchase of edzell blue potatoes, like a magpie I just home into the shiny things displayed on the shop shelves.