Happy new year everyone.
I’ve started the new year by indulging in my favourite hobby which is gardening. This year I am trying wintersowing, you can read all about it at agardenforthehouse blog. The idea is to sow seeds outdoor in winter in anything that would protect your seeds/seedlings from the harsh weather (snow, frost, wind, to much rain etc), most people use milk bottles. I am also going to use milk bottles, but I have started in december by using a botanico let’s grow single sun tunnel ( a gift from my sister).
I sowed these seeds on december 15th and most are germinating:
* Trough 1: Salad leaves speedy & Oriental salad leaves mix (both by thompson and morgan)
* Trough 2: Corn salad cavallo (thompson and morgan) & Lettuce red salad bowl (Taste of Italy by thompson and morgan)
* Trough 3: Salad leaves sorrel blood veined (thompson and morgan) & Mizuna (chiltern seeds)
* Trough 4: Chervil herb (thompson and morgan) & moss curled parsley (one pound shop)
The seeds were sown directly outdoor in these pink troughs (2 varieties per trough).The troughs sit on a botanico tray, protected safely inside of the matching single sun tunnel. The tunnel has 2 opening vents which I have kept closed in order to keep everything warmish, I will open them when it becomes necessary.
I have also placed my 1st seeds order of the year from Thompson and Morgan (you can get free delivery for purchases over £10 if you use this link):
|Cucumber ‘Picolino’ F1 Hybrid (Organic)||Within 7 Days||£0.69||1||£0.69|
|Salad Leaves ‘Speedy Mix’||Within 7 Days||£0.49||2||£0.98|
|Tomato ‘Sungold’ F1 Hybrid||Within 7 Days||£0.20||1||£0.20|
|FREE* Potato and Veg Grow Kit||By end of Apr 2011||£4.50||1||£4.50|
|Godetia ‘Rembrandt’||Within 7 Days||£0.99||1||£0.99|
|Stephanotis floribunda||Within 7 Days||£1.49||1||£1.49|
|Catharanthus roseus ‘Mediterranean Lilac’||Within 7 Days||£0.00||1||£0.00|
|Jacaranda mimosifolia syn. ovalifolia||Within 7 Days||£1.49||1||£1.49|
I have also been very lucky to win some veg seeds in a giveaway organised by Mark from Marksvegplot blog. I am particularly excited about the yellow carrots seeds. Thanks again Mark.
And my dad gifted me some exotic seeds that he bought in the reunion island:
As for indoor gardening, the houseplants seem not to get enough light and therefore only a few of my flowering plants are flowering (geraniums on the kitchen windowill shelving). I also have an amaryllis from last year which is getting super tall (you can see it here), again because of not getting enough light I reckon.