Oh for a conservatory!

The growing bug has bitten again. After seeing the garlic on the allotment coming through on Saturday, I have been itching to sow something else.

Of course, I could have waited till February to get going with the broad beans. However….. there was a discarded seed tray on my plot which I thought would suit my purposes very well.

Actually, I don’t know if it will suit my purposes very well, never having used a plastic seed tray before, but I have read that you can sow your broad beans in such to get them going before the February start line. So, they are now on the only available surface which is big enough to accommodate the seed tray. Makes me realised the potential usefulness of a conservatory, though I guess a heated greenhouse would do just as well. It would up the cost of growing your own, though, wouldn’t it?


©Helen Butt, January 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Oh for a conservatory!

  1. A conservatory, a greenhouse, a bigger plot of land – is all I ask 🙂
    I’m about to sow another batch of Broad beans – I’ve found they take a while to germinate but once up and about are as hardy as anything, and yes I start mine off in seed trays, that way the mice on the allotment don’t get extra food!

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