Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:24
What busy bees you have all been. It appears from the posts tat veg is just a nose in front. I am wondering what knock on effect all this wet weather will have later on in the veggie markests.
To date. I 'SOWED' some sweet peas a while ago in deep pots, in the greenhouse. They are now showing. I like them to take their time and not to suddenly spring up over night. When the time comes, after hardening off. The content of each pot will be tapped out, and planted as one lump. This ensures a good bushy start for the new plants. In the greenhouse, I have been struggling to make room. I have just 'Planted' some new lily bulbs. Seed, 'SOWING' can wait another couple of weeks. I have around 100-150 pkts of flower seeds to sow. I'd rather be a bit late than to chance things. Some might wonder why I have used capitals for various things. I admire the hard work that most put in, when posting. It must take many of you a lot of time looking up the botanical names
So if I might. Sow. You sow seeds. Plant. You plant an existing bulb, corm tuber etc and also a plant of various species. Just a help.
There are many members who make use of heated propagators. Great! Now come the time when you prick out. What do you do with all these new seedlings. They will still require protection and some heat. Mike is not waving a big stick. Believe me. Much of my knowledge has been gained the hard way. Please slow down.
Many garden lovers tend to throw everything to the wind, as soon as they see trays of plants available on the market. Stop and think. How many of us have rushed out, spent a small fortune. Then a couple of weeks time. There we are agin. Buying another load of plants. Let your instinct be your guide, NOT the commercial growers.