It’s bright here today but very cold, too cold for sowing seeds but I’m itching to get started.
I know from past experience that seeds sown now, with some cosseting, will germinate and grow into little seedlings, but then they’ll have to hang about getting tall and gangly, waiting until it’s warm enough to be planted outside. Basically they’re forced into a prolonged teenage phase which is never a happy experience. We’re after sturdy little seedlings that’ll fight off any diseases and be very productive.
So I’m waiting till the end of the month, in the meantime I’ve got myself organised.
- I’ve thrown away seeds that are well out of date,
- labelled envelopes with months of the year, one for vegetables and one for flowers,
- filled the envelopes with packets of seeds to be sown that month (and written names of seeds on other envelopes that have repeat sowings, like Rocket).
Then being super-organised I’ve marked plant-labels and bundled them up with the seed packets so I’ll be all ready. In the past I’ve failed to have plant labels ready and scribbled over existing labels or even bits of paper, which was a big mistake as you can imagine.
As you see the packets are all stored in my seed-box, I got it years ago when I subscribed to Gardens Illustrated.
There’s quite a bit of time and money invested in sowing seeds, not to mention all that anticipation, so it makes sense to plan for success.
Have a lovely weekend.