Tuesday 26th March 2019 – All March indoor sowing is done!

Blimey, I can’t believe I’ve finally done all my March indoor seed sowing, just the outdoor sowing to do now, but that will have to wait for another day.

Today I sowed some Celeriac “Monarch” which I love. It’s a very under rated vegetable, but is so versatile and tasty. I also sowed a selection of Lettuce seeds, make sure you don’t sow all your lettuce at once, as you’ll be over run by it. Sow some every month, that way you’ll end up will a good supply throughout the Spring, Summer and into Autumn. Today I sowed “Mixed Red Leaves”, “Rocket”, “Mustard Oriental Ruby Streaks”, “Arctic King”, “Red Veined Sorrel” and some “Land Cress”. I know some of these aren’t technically lettuce, but who cares.

I also sowed some Okra “Clemson Spineless”. Okra can be tricky, and needs a decent amount of heat, but I’m hoping they’ll do well this year. I’ve had some success before, but nothing to write home about….yet!

I also sowed a few more herbs seeds. Firstly Fennel “Bronze”, this is the herb one and not the fennel that makes the bulb at the base. Also some Garden Mint, which I’ve never sown from seed before. And finally some Stevia, which is a new one on me. I’ve tried a little part of a leaf before and it was tasty, but I’ve never grown it myself before. It should look good in the herb patch though. I’ll keep you posted on it’s progress.

And the last of the sowing was a free trial packet of Leeks “Stocky”. I am also growing other leeks, so we’ll have loads to keep us going.

Once all that was done I pricked out a few more tomato plants, and a few other bits and bobs. The flower seeds that I sowed about a week ago are just starting to germinate, so as they say “Everything’s coming up roses!”…..Sorry, I don’t know what came over me.

I also noticed that one of my grape vines is starting to bud, which is exciting. I have 2 vines and I’m hoping to train them to climb over an arch. Not sure I’ll get enough grapes to start making my own wine, but as long as we get some to eat I’ll be happy. I don’t know what varieties they are, as one came from my aunt and uncle many years ago when they moved from the UK to Spain, and the other was label less (where I used to work) so couldn’t be sold, so I gave it a loving home.

Bud on one of my grape vines. Blimey my fingers have got lots of lines on them…

Happy days in the garden, what could be better.

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