Thursday 25 March 2010

Seeds are in!!!

Well I finally got around to getting some seeds in.

I started off with a mammoth task as I had just bought so many seeds that at first I didn't know where to start so a plan had to be devised.

All the seeds I have.

First I sorted all the seeds into date. I sat in the conservatory to do this where the sun beat down through the roof and the smell of the lilies that my hubby bought me last week permeated the was a lovely feeling! I really thought I was going to have way too many seeds for this season and was going to pass them around to neighbours so was pleasantly surprised to find a good selection from now right through to 2012. This made things a lot easier. All those for planting this year will go in, then where I was missing some things I wanted to plant I went to the following years stock.

These are the ones that have to be planted this year.

I am glad I got this sorted now as I have found that I don't have any marrow or sweetcorn so they are on my 'To buy' list.

I have a few things I have never grown or tasted before..such as kohl rabi, swiss chard and aubergines but the seeds were on sale so I though it would be a good idea to give them a go.

Pretty Daisies on my lawn!

I have only planted one each of courgette and cucumber and will do the same with the marrow when I get the seeds and then plant another one of each in about 6 weeks time so they last longer. After last year I have realized the I don't need 5 of each plant lol.

I have put in a lot more beetroot then last year as it was gone in no time and I loved it roasted!! The beetroot has gone into peat pots and I am also trying the 'chitting' thing with the parsnips as I didn't get any through last year.

mini greenhouses
My mini greenhouses with all the seeds.

I also planted out my 'Mothers Day' presents...again things that I haven't grown before so it will be interesting.

Mothers day presents
My lovely Mothers Day presents!!

I haven't planted everything yet and some stuff will go directly into the ground so I am hoping to get to the allotment this weekend the get some work done and also start on my new half.

Hopefully have something good to tell you over the weekend!!!

Happy Gardening.


  1. Looks like you're off to a good start. The peppermint tea sounds pretty interesting.

  2. Wow! You've bought so many seeds! Just by looking at them I already feel your excitement Tanya! Lovely Mother's Day gift too!

  3. I think that would be fun sorting those seed packets. I would take a long time doing it though. There must be so many interesting little facts written on them, even if it's only a few words.

  4. I see I'm not the only one who loves peas.


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