Growing veg when it rains ...

... and rains, and rains.

Today it has been too wet to get outside, even to the greenhouse, but fortunately I'd brought in some potting compost so that I could pot up really tender seeds in the house.

You can see the labels for my chillies, aubergines and tomatoes (there are actually three different tomato seedling pots, so I stuck it in one at random) and in ten days or so I shall start another lot of the same seeds off so that we have a fall back if anything happens to these. We want two of each plant, at most, so I sow about four seed and transplant the second strongest from each sowing after thinning out the two weakest. This means that we have one seedling growing in the original pot and one transplanted to another biodegradable pot meaning four seedlings from the two sowings, so I give away the overstocks when they are about 15cm tall.

I've had quite a bit of interest in the plant labels, so I'm giving away a set at the launch for Minding My Peas and Cucumbers, which, just to remind you, is 18:30 to 12:30, 22 March, West Blatchington Windmill, Hove, Sussex. There will be a chutney tasting from my homemade pots and Smy Chutney's superb relishes and delicious wine from Barefoot Wines as well as the chance to win a strawberry planter like the one on plot #103!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Friday, March 18, 2011


Anonymous allotments4you said...

I make way too much mess to even consider potting up seeds anywhere apart from outside or in the greenhouse....But having said that I love to be in the greenhouse and listen to the rain beating heavily on the glass so all is good!!

March 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Ah well I have learned to be tolerant of mess (and also as I get older, I definitely notice it less!).

March 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM  

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