Grow a little seed or two

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It’s been a week since I sowed the first of my vegetable seeds.  You can see what I sowed here on 24th February.

3rd March

It makes a pleasant start to my morning to go and check what’s been happening – sadly not a lot of action in the first week, except for the gardener as the compost required daily spraying with water due to the unseasonally warm weather at the end of February.

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7th March, pea shoots are beginning to peep above the compost – no surprise there.

Also the Lollo Rossa lettuce is showing signs of growth.

20190308 Lollo Rossa Lettuce seedlings

9th March, I sowed some rocket seeds, which I placed in an unheated propagator, in the mini-greenhouse, inside the big greenhouse.  The weather has turned cold and windy with no sign of warmer weather for a while.  We had snow on the 10th but it didn’t last..

12th March, the lettuce has increased in number and size, leeks are starting to show, as are tomato Ildi.

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17th March

Nearly everything has put on a spurt of growth, despite the wet and windy weather over the last week, the night-time temperatures have remained relatively warm.

The rocket has really taken off in just five days.

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Lollo Rossa still doing well, and a few more leeks have appeared

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Both coriander and flat-leaved parsley have decided to get a move on.  They’ve just has a good watering here.

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Pea shoots are growing well too.

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20 March

A warm sunny day – time to sow more seeds.  I’m in danger of sowing too many things, so although I filled an 84-cell seed module tray with compost, I’ve not filled every row – yet.

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The greyed-out cells are either empty of compost or waiting form more seeds later this month, or early next.

20190320 Seed Tray 2

 

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