Tag Archives: seedlings

The plastic milk bottle

After weeks of waiting, the mangetout peas I sowed outside are finally poking their leaves through the soil. So, to protect them from the spying parental eye of our visiting birds, I have put used milk cartons over them as … Continue reading

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Cauliflower and friends

It looks like this is going to be the Year of the Unexpected Vegetable. Actually, it started last autumn with the tomato on my window sill, which is in the throes of producing its first fruit. But now, the cauliflower … Continue reading

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Filling up the shelves

I felt in a bad mood when I got home from work this evening. And the best thing I could do was get my gardening gloves on and sort out more seedlings.    On Saturday, I had placed the newly … Continue reading

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Real sprouting progress

On this fine Easter Sunday morning, I am pleased to announce that I now have three baby courgette seedlings. Looks like they are going to need to be given a new home sooner rather than later.    By comparison, the … Continue reading

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British Summer Time

Yesterday, the clocks went forward by an hour and I’m still adjusting myself. Seems like some of my recent sowings are having no such difficulty, however. At the same time, much as I rejoice, I have to confess that yet … Continue reading

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Why didn’t I write a label?

 I’ve been watching this seedling tray for a month now, wondering if the seeds would finally germinate, if they were perhaps too old or if it was a little cold for them. Now, this morning they have finally come … Continue reading

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The window that works

Every morning, as I open the blinds and curtains I look expectantly at the various seedlings behind them. Yes, they’re fine, yes, they need watering…. Some plants might eventually need repotting, too. I’m particularly keen to see what happens with … Continue reading

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May greetings

Got a lovely surprise this morning when I opened the livingroom curtains: there was the first tomato seedling coming through 🙂 In fact, after taking this photograph, I noticed there was a second seedling. That seems quick, considering I only … Continue reading

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Netting

What did people do in the past to keep birds and other creatures off their seedlings? It seems as though my cauliflowers and lettuces have grown overnight, since I put the netting up to protect them yesterday. Of course, it … Continue reading

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