Thursday, 25 February 2016

Sowing your own seeds

So this is an exciting time of year for gardeners, even aspiring ones like us are thinking about starting some seeds and anticipating a bumper crop. We always get something but it is usually the perennial crops like apples and rhubarb that do best, the vegetables all get eaten by the wildlife, especially slugs !

However, Mr Shoestring built a substantial polytunnel last year and it has survived the winter winds so we are hoping that a few plants in there might prosper this year. To that end we have now planted the seeds of tomatoes, strawberries, cucumber, aubergine, basil, thyme. leek and cauliflower. A couple of weeks should tell us if this gardening year is off to a flying start !

Do you grow from seed ? What helps with germination ?

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