The growing year is in full swing now and the seed sowing list is getting larger now that we are halfway through March. The sun was shining so I headed out into the back garden to potter about in the greenhouse with my seeds in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.
Apart from sowing some sweet peas, leeks, ox eye daisies and planting some onion sets I haven’t had a good session in the greenhouse but today I had a longer list of seeds that needed sowing now. These included Red Cabbage, Flower Sprouts, Courgette, Garlic Chives, Cosmos, Craspedia Globosa, Nigella Damaseena and Dill.
The sweet peas that I sowed on the 11th of February are doing well, near enough all of them have germinated and the seedlings look very healthy. The green house must be doing them some good, this is the first year that they haven’t been extremely leggy! I was a little bit anxious as to whether the seeds would germinate at all, I managed to save them from my sweet pea flowers last year and have never had much luck with saved sweet pea seed before but thought I would give it a go anyway to save money. I am so pleased that they are growing well, I just adore sweet peas and can’t wait to see them bloom up the allotment.
The leeks have also germinated and will need potting on soon and the red onions sets are starting to produce nice green shoots. Only 3 of my ox eye daisy seeds germinated although I only need one healthy plant for my allotment so I’m not too worried about them. It’s so nice popping into the greenhouse every morning to see if any seedlings have appeared over night and it’s got me even more excited for the year ahead!