It’s been a few weeks now since I put seeds in to compost and started the propagation process. I tried every seed I could get my hands on, even some ludicrously hopeful lemon seeds which I was 95% sure wouldn’t grow. I’ve tried to frugal and scoop the seeds out of my veggies but store bought the majority of my varieties.
In an earlier post I said how I’d never had luck with apple seeds and after doing some online digging, found that only about 30% of them grow and this year have been lucky – I have an apple seedling. I’m going to take extra special care of it, but luckily it does look like it’s made of stern stuff.
I’m feeling much more achievement in this post. Quite early on I was paranoid about using a mix of existing soil/compost an got hung up about my every gardening movement thinking nothing will grow, I’ve done it all wrong defeatest talk. However, these are this week’s veg pics and I can finally see a new phase for my seedlings and envisage a havest this year. Last year we had just moved house and didn’t know how we wanted our garden so never even attempted to grow even a single flower, so I thought I’d share with you some of my latest pics and hopefully report more progress at the end of next week.
I have well over 40 cabbage seedlings that are now mostly approx 4-5″ tall and are standing upright, rising to the sun. They’re thirsty buggers and the soil always looks really dry the next day. And no, I really don’t have the space for this many but I’m going to do my best to squeeze them in my tiny back garden and plant pots.
Here’s my spinach in the large square pot which seem to be settling in a bigger area but are growing at a much slower scale. Then some more cabbages and lastly my butternuts from a supermarket squash again are growing at a steady pace. I can’t wait to plant them properly which brings me to the next photo.
This is a prime example of needing to invest in some mini borders around my vet patches. When I went to water my squashes the other day, I found a butternut completely missing from its pot and this strewn on the garden, bent with teeth marks. I hope my dog doesn’t think he’s competing in his own garden, so will have to somehow block areas to prevent a plant massacre. My pooch is a rascal…
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