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in The potting shed
Definately colder here today as well. Haven't got anywhere to go today, so can stay in the house and stay warm!
Jean, you're package arrived yesterday. Thankyou! Check your messages.
I like Bunnysplanet, Bunny My maiden name was Burrows so we've always been rather bunny-themed in my family!
Maggie seems confused without any other chickens there - they used to bundle out of the house together and charge to the food, this morning she was much more hesitant and wandered about as if not sure what to do.
I usually use small pots for my seeds as I don't sow vast quantities like some others do and I find if I use seed trays the pricking out stage comes before I'm really ready for it. Not sure there really is a 'properly' it's just what suits your situation.
Bunny, I sow seeds into trays, then prick them out into small pots. I keep all the pots that I have bought in the past. I also keep clear plastic packaging trays with lids which I use as mini propagaters for seed sowing. You can keep yoghurt pots (pierce a hole in the bottoms) for potting on seedlings. I love standing in the greenhouse pricking out the little seedlings from the trays into little pots with new compost - putting the babies to bed!
I see that Bunny is still on that high-octane orange juice and is hyper again this morning-and we had a visitor late last night-welcome Derek
Site slow again-could have baked a cake in the time it took to log on
Congrats Granny Sue
Sow most seed in half trays unless they are big then in modules-depends on quantity
Staying in -not going out -tooooooo cold.
I used to use little trays, so that about 8 trays will fit inside my electric propagator.
But this year I'm using cellular modules. I'm hoping that will eliminate the need for any pricking out, and any root disturbance. In many packets of seed you only get about 12 to 20 seeds, so you might just as well sow those straight into modules.
I can fit 75 cells into the propagator. 75 little plants will then mean 75 pots when they've grown up. I couldn't cope with several hundred plants (as some people do).
I take it you are dressed Geoff?
I bought some of those individual moduled trays yesterday. Never used them before. There are 20 round modules to a tray. Pack of 5 for 99p!
Rat man has been so it's early coffee in a mo and then dog walk. Hope my parcel doesn't arrive while I'm out - I ordered new foldable pruning saw.
My last house had lovely wide windowsills and I used to put the seed trays and modules there in lesser used upstairs rooms. One day I came in from work to find that Wally the parrot had somehow got out and had a high old time turfing all the seedlings and most of the compost all over the place. He was lucky I didn't have any Paxo to hand
Flo. That's funny. bet it wasn't at the time though.
No, i was not amused I do miss him though, he was such a good talker.
So is that what you do when in charge Dean!! fanny about on the internet!!
Go get some work done, and sack someone!!
Is that your elevenses, Dean, or a very early lunch!
Bless you. Enjoy being chief!