Hello there my lovelies. Sorry I’ve be absent for a couple of weeks, but we used up all our data allowance and have been waiting for it to tick over to the next month. Yes we’re on “Unlimited” apparently, but it’s capped at 450, so clearly it’s not unlimited. We’ve been told that’s usually more than enough for any normal family, but we’re not a normal family. So off we go again for the new month, let’s see how long we can make it last this time. And before you ask, where we live, we’re very limited on who we can have (basically only 1 provider).
Moan now over, so back to the gardening.
I’ve been very busy in the greenhouses and the weather has been wonderful. I’ve finally managed to sow all of my seeds that needed to be sown in February, and at the beginning of this week I sowed the following: Melons “Emir”, which are great for the cooler climate, so hopefully they’ll grow well and I’ll have some lovely pairs of melons to show you come the summer…..
I also sowed all of my Chillies, both the sweet and the hot varieties. So let’s start with the sweet ones “California Wonder” and now the hot ones “Longhorn”, “Trinidad Perfume”, “Midas”, “Razzamatazz” and finally some from Wahaca restaurant. I’ll keep you posted on their progress.
I over wintered 6 chilli plants and they’ve been very happy on the window sill in the utility room, but I’ve now moved them into the greenhouses. 3 plants look very good, but 3 don’t look so good. I’ll see how they fair in the coming months and will see if the ones that look a bit sad brighten up.
There are lots of videos ready to go. I was able to edit them and save them on the Desktop, but because we had not internet was unable to upload them onto my YouTube page. But now we’re back with the rest of the world, I can sort those out.
Now to start on the March seeds. There’s loads to do, so I’ll keep you posted.
Susy, yes, it is different how the providers define service and what in reality the service is. How long does it take to upload a YouTube video with your current service? I just upgraded my service to 100 Megabits per second. I’ve been thinking about doing some videos and I actually do have a YouTube channel but in the last seven years only six videos have been uploaded and I think the last one was about five years ago. So I’m just not a very up to date YouTuber. My camera is one that I won from a contest and it’s pretty pathetic. Most likely I would use my phone camera which actually does have pretty good video recorder. I’m sure there’s a limit to how much YouTube will allow to be uploaded in one day with free service. I don’t know what that would be but I suspect it’s not a lot. I don’t know if I’m ready to make the jump from blogs to vlogs. I may just stick my toe in the digital stream and see how it feels.
I’m starting to sow seeds as well. My peppers are about 10 days into the germination process with no sign of life just yet. I’m really not sure about what this spring will do. The weather here is brutal so far with a prediction of -11 degrees for Sunday night. The high is only going to be 6 degrees. I’m planning on staggering seed starts of the same seed every two to three weeks to be able to have plants ready when the weather finally decides to break into Spring. I am expecting a year when Spring is cold and wet, then a period of volatile weather with wind and hail, then bam summer hits with hot weather.
I am looking forward to binge on all the videos that you have ready to upload.
Have a great March seed starting day.