Seed sowing at last!
The weather is milder and sunny and I am very very fed up with not being able to do the garden or the plot because I have been laid up with a cold/sore throat thingy. Today though DH "allowed" me to go into the polytunnel as it was very warm in there. So I took the opportunity to sow my February seeds.....!
It was beautifully warm in the tunnel and a pleasure to be out there....except that it still stinks of Jeyes Fluid.
(Top picture from right to left) I have now sowed
a whole rootrainer's worth of Sweet Peas (Spencer Mixed),
one of Broad Beans (Witkiem Manita, I have some already 1 ft high at the plot but these can be a following crop), and
one of Peas (Meteor).
Two small flats of onions....Walla Walla and Rjinsberger.
6 seeds of Sweet Pea "Knee High" (left over from last year)
3 modules of Dill
and I have potted on some plugs of Pulsatilla that came free with my spud order.
In the propagator which I will install indoors on the wndowsill are
Tomatoes (Auntie Madge from the Heritage Seed Library, Red Alert, Costuluto Fiorintino and randywine)
Aubergines (Calliope Hybrid, and Melanzana Violetta di Firenze.)
So I don't feel so bad about my new season now as I am not too far behind.
I still need to finish re-organising the beds in the tunnel, and setting up the irrigation system. And I am desperate to get to the plot with some pallets to make my bed edges. Next week perhaps.