The beans sown a few weeks ago are now growing quite strongly. This box should contain 4 types of beans, 5 of each. Painted Lady, Firestorm and Princess all did well (5/5) while the small Barlotto transplants all died within a week. The seeds of these plants were all started in small plastic boxes covered …Read More about Beans progress report 2
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Starting tomatoes Started the first batch of tomato seeds this week. The plan is to start small batches each week for the next couple of weeks. The rough plan is to have healthy seedlings, 6 inches tall, reading to start hardening off outside in May. There are two problems starting tomatoes from seed. One, they …Read More about Planting list – week ending 13 March 2016
Small domestic seed propagators are excellent for getting seeds started indoors while the weather outside is still too cold for planting. This is an electric heated propagator. This propagator holds 24 cells, grouped in sets of 4, allowing 6 different types of seed to be planted. The seeds are lightly covered with light compost and …Read More about Boys and toys
There are many old varieties of tomato that have been saved by gardeners. They often have unique flavours and textures compared to supermarket tomatoes which are grown for consistent shape and ability to transport. Saving seeds from heirloom tomatoes is easy and helps keep an old variety alive.
At this time of year with the advent of planting season you can go through a lot of plant containers, especially if you give a lot of plants away. The standard 2 litre milk carton, with the top cut off, makes a good intermediary container for bean plants. The beans are started in plastic boxes …Read More about A bit of recycling
Seed planting starts indoors each year around mid February. This has changed over the last few years as the winters have extended. The first batch of seeds are chilli peppers are these seeds are slow to germinate and the plants need as much summer as they can get. These were followed with a batch of …Read More about Planting list – week ending 21 Feb 2016