Getting busy in the greenhouse

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We have been away and so I had held back on seed planting. But this weekend I’m getting busy!!

I ran to the plot this morning. My greenhouse bits hadn’t been watered… In nearly… Eeeek!…2 weeks! I literally had a few minutes to water inspect and run for my train to work.

But I’m pleased and surprised to say the sweet peas have germinated! 😁 which makes me a very happy bunny! It’s a bit hit and miss… But I did plant far to many. Also not being watered in 2 weeks may have weeded out the weaklings! Needless to say I gave them a little water. It will be interesting to see what else appears. But they look to be sturdy little seedlings! And most importantly they grew!!

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Sweet pea seedlings in the greenhouse

And my onions are garlic are also showing signs of life. Garlic is cracking along! But a little water will no doubt help 🙂

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Greenhouse onions and garlic

And super exciting news! My chilli peppers germinated (at home in mini greenhouse) again a bit hit and miss about 1/2. But chillies are a bit tricky and I did drop my pots on the floor!! So it’s a surprising anything made it!

My green ear was also excited to hear on the radio about Kew gardens setting up a new kitchen garden where the old kitchen garden was! It’s called ‘Kew on a plate’ I assume this was filmed last year so I can’t wait to see the garden this year… I might try and check it out first hand in a few months. The TV program starts on Monday BBC 2! And has the lovely Kate humble presenting! I might have to invest in a Kew pass… So I can perve on the veggie patch through the year!!

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6 thoughts on “Getting busy in the greenhouse

    plumdirt said:
    March 14, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Patient and understanding seedlings are the best kind in my book.

      littlebluejay responded:
      March 19, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      They really are! I just saw 2 more of my chilli seedling are emerging. Nearly a full house! 🌱

        plumdirt said:
        March 19, 2015 at 11:37 PM

        Exciting!

    Bec said:
    March 14, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    I need to plant sone sweetpeas – only got one sunny windowsill and no room for a greenhouse or lean too in the garden. Think its going to be rotational planting 🙂 good luck with everything 🙂

      littlebluejay responded:
      March 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I started mine off inside last year 😊 just have to make sure they dont get to leggy! Good luck with finding space!

        Bec said:
        March 14, 2015 at 8:14 AM

        Thanks – I need to plant sone cosmos too – planted them a couple of years ago – they were great and germinated easily

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