More than we need

So far, I’ve been remembering to water the plant pots in the propagator, which I set up on Palm Sunday. That doesn’t mean I was looking at it every day, so I was a little surprised when I did so yesterday.

To be frank, I was gob-smacked that the seeds had germinated so quickly. I was also amused to see I had labelled only the dahlias.

Fortunately, I know what the other seedlings are. With the tomato seeds being a bit on the old side, I threw caution to the winds and sprinkled them liberally over the compost rather than just adding two or three per pot.

Quite what I’m going to do with all the tomato plants, should they survive, I don’t know. Except give them away? Freegle isn’t operating at the moment but I’m posting a copy of their poster in case anyone is interested in printing it out to place on a community noticeboard, for example.

Poster available from:

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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4 Responses to More than we need

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    You labelled the pretties, and the toms will be super tasty.

  2. You could put spare plants outside your gate or on a garden wall with a note inviting people to help themselves. That way there is no problem with social distancing. I gather lots of people are trying to grow a few veg for the first time so some instructions might be a good idea too.

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