Monday 8th April 2013 – First lot of potting up.

Just come in from the greenhouse where I’ve potted up 30 Candisa F1 Cabbage. Not sure where they’ll all go, as I’ve sown quite a few more, but of other varieties. We do like sautéed cabbage, but there is only a certain amount of that you can eat…there’s also coleslaw I suppose. I’m sure if I have a glut of them I’ll find some wonderful ways of using them up. The kids have 3 friends over and are all playing down stairs. Not sure what they’re doing, but from the sounds that I can hear, I’m not sure if I want to know. This time next week they’ll be back to school and then I’ll have peace again.

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8 Responses to Monday 8th April 2013 – First lot of potting up.

  1. Thank you so much for your videos. I enjoy them very much. I just moved from Florida to Montana in the USA. I am so anxious to start digging a garden but we still have some snow coming so I’m biding my time watching your videos. Have a most beautiful day 🙂

    • I hope the snow goes soon and you can get out in the garden again. When it’s our winter I watch videos from gardeners in Australia. It always makes me feel warmer.
      have a great day.

  2. Annette says:

    At first, sorry for my english, i’m from Germany and unfortunately we don’t have many blogs like this. You answer exactly the questions that i have in my allotment and that is really helpful!
    At last spring is supposed to arrive even here in south-germany next week-end. High time!! 🙂
    Thank’s a lot and many greetings !

    • Hi Annette,
      Your English is very good. I’m glad you find my blog helpful. I hope spring arrives for you soon. Today in the UK it’s rainy with thunder. Not very good for gardening.

  3. Shelly says:

    Hi Claire, I have another question. I’ve planted a lot of seeds and covered them with a sandwich bag and put them in my grow house/greenhouse. Some of them are growing better than others, so well that they are now touching the top of the bag. I’m very proud of them. My question is how long do I keep the bag on for? Can I take them off once the seeds start growing? Or is it to keep them warm?Thank you so much for all the videos I refer back to them so often.

    • Hi Shelly,
      Some seeds need a warmer temperature to germinate. Some of my tomatoes have come through, but others haven’t, and they were all planted at the same time. Once the seeds touch the plastic bag take the bag off very carefully. Let them breathe during the day, and if a frost is forecast put the bag back over just to protect them. If you can afford to get some propagator lids do. You can get them in Wilkinsons for £1 each.

      • Shelly says:

        Great, will be going to Wilkinsons today then, thank you for your advice. My cauliflower, sprouts and cabbage are coming up lovely as well. It’s amazing what a couple of days without icy temperatures can do.

  4. When I went down the allotment this morning I noticed a few of my radish coming through. I got quite excited.

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