Thursday, 29 March 2007

Springtime has arrived ....

well its been pretty quiet up at the lottie for the last month, I've been restricted to 'light duties'. OH got me some compost (being ill does have its advantages after all) and some John Innes No. 1 and I've managed to sow the following

Aubergine - Calliope, Baby Rosanna, Mohican, Red Egg, Black Beauty
Peas - Kelvedon Wonder
Sweetcorn - Incredible
Pepper - Tasty Grill Red, Tasty Grill Yellow, Gypsy, Redskin, Big Banana
Tomato - Golden Sunrise, Tigerella, Sweet Olive, Cristal
Cauliflower - All year round
Cabbage - Hispi
Cucumber - Bella

cyclamen
Cowslip
Echinacea
Ox Eye Daisy
snapdragons
Verbena
Marigolds (a staggering 240 germinated)

I'm pretty pleased with the germination rates, only a couple of tomatoes / aubergines / peppers not arrived. Now all pricked out and put into their own pots to grow on a bit. Have hundreds of Ox Eye Daisy - some are finding a new home at the w/e along with the surplus cabbages and cauliflowers. Cucumbers have been poking through the soil for a week or so.

Flippin meeces have eaten 20 sweetpeas, 120 marigolds and chomped on a couple of my rocket seed potatoes. They've also eaten both rows of peas, so I've sown another 80 into cells and taken home to germinate. Sweetcorn hasn't germinated yet ... hmmm, I wonder.

Very disappointed with the flower seeds - only Ox Eye Daisies and Marigolds germinated so far ... will give the rest a little longer, the greenhouse could be a little cool for them yet.