Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:44
Going back to Mike's original email (because I've just been very late getting to the thread), I appreciate the benefits of sowing direct and of sowing in to modules etc and growing on before planting out. Because I have a green house (which is starting to fill up at this time of year) I find I can get ahead and enjoy tomatoes and courgettes a good month earlier than I otherwise would have done.
But, buying in plug plants such as courgettes or chillis just feels like cheating. I can do it with flowers but I have a strange emotional attachment to growing my own food, to pricking out seedlings, to hardening off, nurturing, watering, shading from the sun when little.
Hmm, I had a point but I seem to have lost it...!