Its that time of year, when I look through the seed store and think “Must sort that out” and a couple of weeks ago, its exactly what I did. Well, I guided the kids, its important for them to learn these skills!
As you can see, I have all my seeds in a plastic box, and now, each months sowings are in a poly pocket, which has made things quite easy. I’ve also made a spreadsheet on the computer, so I can keep track of actual sowing dates and performance etc.
The other thing I’ve noticed is, I have rather a lot of seeds, thanks in part to Wyevale selling theirs off in the autumn for 50p a packet.
I was lucky enough to get some seeds from the small people for Christmas, so I have already sown these, in pots but left them out of the way in a cool spot, they will take ages to do anything, these are:
The Eucomis are usually bought as bulbs, but I thought it maybe nice to give them a try as seeds. I only came across the Eucomis last year and was some what hooked, Im building a small collection, but one that is growing quite well.
I’ve also sown some
Primula Vialii and I’m hoping these will come up a lot quicker.
In addition to those, I have also sown a range of sweet peas, I grow these up on the allotment, this year I’ve gone for quite a range as Im wanting to experiment with a range of cut flowers and have set aside a bed just for this, but more about that as the season gets going.
Sweet peas sown are:
|Sweet Pea ‘Alan Titchmarsh’|
|Sweet Pea ‘Ballerina Blue’|
|Sweet Pea ‘Early Mammoth Mixed’|
|Sweet Pea ‘Erewhon’|
|Sweet Pea ‘Floral Tribute Mixed’|
|Sweet Pea ‘Little bit of magic’|
And this afternoon, Im aiming to sow my Chilli seeds and another unusual one in the form of…