Time to prick out some Cauliflowers.

It’s all go in the greenhouses at the moment, and my seedlings are growing really well. The seedlings that now need to be pricked out and put in individual 3 inch pots are my Cauliflowers “Orkney“.

Come and see how they’re getting on.

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Greenhouse February Update!

I’m going to try this year and do an update at the beginning of every month, if I’m a few days late, please forgive me.

Here’s, hopefully, the first of many….

As you can see from the picture I get very excited when my seedlings start to emerge…..

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Pricking out the first of the brassicas….

Everything is starting to grow, and some seedlings are ready to be pricked out and put into individual 3 inch pots. The first ones I’m going to do are my Brussels Sprouts. Come and see how I do mine…

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Monday 11th February 2019 – A busy afternoon sowing!

The sowing season is definitely here, and seed sowing is starting to get very busy. This afternoon I sowed lots more seeds, so let me go through it all with you.

I sowed a few more brassicas: Brukale “Petit Posy”, which grew amazingly well last year, and I’m still harvesting them. If you fancy trying something different please give them a go, they’re a cross between Kale and Brussels. Again something else I grew last year and it did really well was Calabrese “Matsuri”. These have wonderful large heads and taste amazing. And finally on the brassica front Cabbage “Primo”. These are good solid heads and are very sweet, and great sauteed.

If you didn’t sow your Broad Beans in November, now is the perfect time to start them off. I always start mine off in the greenhouse, as I find either the squirrels dig them up and eat them, or other wildlife. If you have clay soil or soil that gets waterlogged over the winter you may find they rot. So starting them off in the greenhouse works for me. The variety I’m growing this year is called “The Sutton”.

I sowed a few more Aubergine seeds, these ones I’ve had for several years, but they’re still germinating well. I bought the packet in Spain and they’re white with purple markings on them. Also I sowed a few more Onions “Isobel Rose”, they have white and pink rings in them, so that’ll be interesting to see.

A few flower seed as well. Don’t forget to add a few flowers to your vegetable patch, as they help attract the pollinators. I’ve sown some French Marigolds and some Nicotiana.

And finally today I sowed a load of Tomatoes. This year I’ve chosen a variety of different sizes, shapes and colours, so here goes, are you ready?

Aunt Ginny’s Purple”, “Black Cherry“, “Sungold”, “Bloody Butcher”, “Indigo Blue Berries“, and “Green Sausage“.

That’s all for today. This should keep me going for a while. Still loads more to do, so I’ll keep you posted.

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It’s chitty, chitty, tayto time…..

Surely you understand that? If not, watch this so you understand….

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The Herb bed is taking shape!

Finally I’ve been able to get my herb bed started. So far I’ve sown a few seeds (lots more to sow in the coming months), and they’re starting to germinate already. I’ve also planted out various herb plants, so hopefully by the time summer comes everything will have grown loads.

Come and see what I’ve been up to.

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Saturday 9th February 2019 – All my January seeds are sown!

I am pleased to report that all the seeds that I wanted to sow in January have now been sown. Now I need to start work on the ones for February. Lots is happening in the greenhouses, many of the seeds have started to germinate, and with the weather warming up a little now, hopefully those that have not made an appearance yet soon will do. I’ve been pricking out various seedlings as well. It’s all starting to get quite exciting and Spring will soon be here.

Today I sowed some Spinach “Trombone F1”, some Aubergines “Rosa Bianca” and some Lettuce “Tantan”.

I wasn’t on my own in the greenhouses as Bert (yes I know it’s a boys name, and she’s a girl, but it’s 2019 so who cares), was keeping me company. She lost her little buddy Belina yesterday, so she’s all on her own, and where ever I am in the garden, she’s not far away. Don’t worry we will get more chickens soon, just waiting for a collection date to appear on the BHWT website.

It’s getting dark now, so I’m inside writing this, and then will edit some more videos. Lots more to do tomorrow. And I’m sure I’ll have a little chicken helper again.

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