March allotment greenhouse

Here are the Big Red tomato seedlings, which I have, since this photo was taken, transplanted into individual three and a half inch pots. There were fourteen seeds in the packet and ten of them germinated, which I think is a pretty good rate of return – I shall keep three seedlings for myself, and once the others are four inches tall I’ll take them down to the allotment shop to be sold to raise funds.

The leeks are springing out of their compost, but I still think I’m not going to have enough of them – I probably need to start another tray of seeds. The Nantes carrots are showing pretty well now, and I’ve got some more nasturtium seeds on the go. The peas have almost all germinated – about thirty have appeared between 8am and midday!

I need to be starting other tomatoes, and deciding if I’m going to grow peppers from seed or wait until I can get plants from either another allotment holder or a nursery – we’ve not grown them from seed ourselves before, not having had a greenhouse. And the cucumbers should go in next week too … it’s all getting rather hectic!

And last night the frost was this heavy … I feel quite depressed when I think about it.

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Monday, March 1, 2010


Blogger Jo said...

It does start to get busy as soon as March arrives. All my tomatoes are through and potted on, so that's one job done. The leeks are up, but I'm still going to sow some more, and some flowers have germinated too. Apart from that I'm hanging back a bit. The allotment still isn't dug over, and I had such good plans at the back end of last year.

March 1, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
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Anonymous allotments4you said...

I'm so far behind every one else it just isn't funny...but today the weather has been nice and maybe tomorrow i will sort something out!!!!

March 1, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Green Lane Allotments said...

We are holding on for better weather til we sow anything - from experience we know they will catch up. The snowdrops cheer me up though.

March 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
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