Who would believe that only last week we were 6 inch in snow with a Siberian wind blowing and things looking bleak, well not today, the sun is shining and warm and its feeling like spring is in the air, how long it stays like this only time will tell but it will do for now..
With it being a lovely day we decided to visit the plot and get more seeds set in the tunnel while we have time on our side, but what to set was the next query. Having arrived at the plot we checked on the outside beds which were fine and no damage after the snow, so we turned our attention to inside the tunnel.
On inspection of the tunnel, making sure that all was in good order, it seems we came through this cold snap unscathed, although the plants were in need of a drink as the compost had dried out. The seeds set a few weeks ago are starting to pop up and we have starting to feed them with our BIO Canna organic liquid food to give them a boost from roots to leaves.
We started off with flower seeds that we need to make the garden and the plot look attractive and help bring in beneficial insects to assist with the bugs later in the year, so through the month by month neatly arranged packets of seeds courtesy of Annie’s need for order (bless her) we had quite a choice.
Sorted out and sown Poppy seeds, Nemophillia, Cornflower, and last was the Gypsophillya, lovely combination of plants, we will also be planting up lots of perrenial plants too, as well as more bedding types.
Next we shifted to more food items that are ok to sow now, Tomatoes, Peppers, lettuce, celery, leeks and peas. Using the Bio Terra Plus compost, which is quite a fluffy mix and very open, we get a good germination rate as the compost doesn’t clog when wet, but yes it can dry out quite quickly which i am taking as a positive, as the plants will live longer in dry compost as opposed to wet cloggy stuff.
As a final note, the Sweetpeas, Beetroot and Rhubarb are doing very well, i so love it when the seeds become plants and we breath new life back into the soil, bring on the good weather..