I have been negligent with my gardening posts. To be honest, I haven’t had much time for the garden, but I have started sowing my seeds.

These are Italian tomatoes – I found the packet stashed away in my seed box – it wasn’t more specific than this – I just threw a handful in the seed tray and they went crazy.

I have also sown some a few Amish Paste, Costoluto Fiorentino and Big Boy tomatoes – these are coming along OK. I have also sown some marketmore cucumbers, lemon drop hot citrus peppers, de barbentane aubergine (even though I haven’t had a single aubergine off any of my plants for years) and Lipstick an early sweet pepper. I sow these inside on a heated mat with a little plastic lid on the seed trays.

In the cold frame I sowed radish (French Breakfast), rocket, dill, coriander, basil, red spring onions and little gem lettuce – so far I have done two successional sowings. I think just the radishes have come up so far.

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In the greenhouse there are broadbeans (aquadulche longpod, leidse hangdown and some regular aquadulche), mangetout and some peas (Hatif D’annonay)! I sow them in gutters and then haul them out to pop them in the ground some time in April or May.


Up on the staging I sowed some savoy cabbage, long de mezieres winter leek, and more lettuce.


I dug up the last of my beetroot to make room to plant some onions and garlic, but the day got away with me and I didn’t get round to it …. maybe next weekend.

I have been working on the giant fruit cage as well ….. I will do a post on that very soon.

5 responses to “Seedlings

  1. Roasted beets and carrots in a balsamic glaze are my favorites! Enjoy.
    the whole garden is really coming along! and btw, I have never been successful at growing eggplant either! I don’t get it…..

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