Weekend Workout

With the new shelving in the Potting Shed filling up with vegetable seedlings and chitting potatoes, and a planned trip to the Recycling Centre next week, I’d been thinking about sorting out the Tiny Greenhouse. As Sunday morning was warm and sunny, we made a start.

The first job was to remove the bubble wrap I had carefully pinned to the inside last September in the hope I could grow salad crops over winter. Even with the additional insulation, the seedlings/salad leaves I started off were either eaten by slugs or went dormant until around mid-February – so while I have my thinking cap on for next winter – I’m already planning for summer and autumn.

I’m pleased I will no longer have to fight my way into the greenhouse through these layers of bubble-wrap.

After a good brush down, it’s almost back to normal. This year, I will grow some of my tomatoes in here, just to see if I can actually get them to ripen rather than pick them green and ripen them indoors.

And with the front border in mind, I have sown some flower seeds.

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Weekend Workout

When my favourite gardener, Monty Don, tells me that my job for the weekend is to sow sweetpea seeds, I listen – and obey!

First I needed to get to grips with the root trainers I ordered ages ago, which arrived in semi-flat-pack style. I’d attempted one and had to have a lie down.

I wasn’t sure all eight blocks would fit the rack, but they did. I suppose they have to be a tight fit to stop them opening up and releasing compost.

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Weekend Workout

Strictly speaking, a Sunday and Monday workout but who’s checking?

It’s always exciting to receive a parcel, especially when you’ve been waiting for it for a couple of months AND had to leave it in quarantine for four days!

But what is it?

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