Monday, 17 March 2008

Some more sowing

We didn't get chance to visit the plot at all this weekend meaning we've still not been up since the worst of the storms hit last week. All being well though I'll get to spend half an hour or so up there tonight on the way home from work so that'll give me a chance to put things in order if there was much damage.

A weekend away from the plot didn't mean a weekend wasted however, while most of it was spent avoiding the rain by decorating our smallest bedroom there was time on Sunday to catch up with the sowing. The first planting of peas (Sugar Bon (snap) and Reuzensuiker Mangetout) went into some saved loo rolls while three varieties of tomato (Sub Arctic Plenty, Sungella and Suncherry Premium F1) were also started off in cells along with some lovely peppers (Tasty Grill Red F1). This spurt of activity pretty much filled the propagator as you can see (I can't wait to get all those spuds in the ground to free up some space!).

To make room for all that I planted out the red cabbage and bell peppers we'd started off a few weeks ago into their own pots so they can carry on doing their thing till it's time to start hardening them off in the greenhouse in a few weeks.

The weather is looking good this week so there should be plenty of chances to get some plot time in each evening gearing up to the weekend when things like onion sets and possibly some early potatoes should find their way into the ground.

7 comments:

VP said...

OOh busy, busy, busy! I'm glad someone else also makes use of their loo roll innards!

Paul and Melanie said...

Oh yes! I've never been so keen to see people use the loo in my life... I'm even 'stealing' them from work when I can extract them without anyone looking at me strangley... ;)

Amy said...

Paul, thats great! I only just survived OH's concern over the egg boxes so I have now started a stealthy loo roll collection (i might even have enough to plant something in next year!

Can't believe how much you have growing already, it won't be long before you start eating it all.

Hope the plot turned out to be free from storm damage.

glosterwomble said...

All that sowing is looking great, very organised!! I agree about getting the spuds in, it'll be nice to get them out of the way, this time of year there just isn't enough space. Hope you have a good weekend, fingers crossed for some decent weather.

Mike said...

Great to see so much progress - you are putting me to shame!

Vegmonkey said...

It'll be all outside growing like nuts soon eh! You won't be able to move for bell peppers.

Lozza said...

looks like your planting is going well. Having a greenhouse is excellent BUT all the panels did get blown out in the wind so had to bring all my veg plants in and TRY and find room.