On Your Marks, Get Set, Sow!
By Angie, Mar 8 2013 04:46PM
Well, now March is here at last, I can start sowing seeds with a vengeance.
I had left planting most of my tomatoes until now, so I planted 20 different types of tomatoes - multicoloured, cherry, plum and beefsteak. Here's hoping we have a better summer this year! Most will live in my conservatory and greenhouse. There are two varieties I want to plant out in the borders - Ferline F1 and Fantasio F1 - both supposedly blight-resistant which is essential at the allotment.
Squash-wise, I planted 9 different types of winter squash/pumpkins and 12 different types of summer squash/courgette varieties.
I am trying arctic strawberries and cape gooseberries - both new varieties for me.
Finally, I planted poppies, antirrhinum, agrostis nebulosa, cornflowers, osteospermum and dimorphotheca for the cut flower beds.
My new heated propagating bench is now full!
The weekend, with its mainly wet weather forecast, will be dedicated to sowing seed that doesn't require heat to germinate.
Happy sowing everyone!