Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Last post of the day, I promise. Just to show you while i`m on a roll, about the Bunyards broad beans, that I have just planted.

Now usually I would put these straight into the ground, but them pesky pigeons, sometimes end up with a free meal, once the seeds shoot up. So I`m going to start them a little different.

I`ve got some pod trays with 9 pods to a tray, then i`ve popped half cut toilet rolls inside these pods.

Filled each pod to about 3/4 full, making sure the compost is slight compacted down. Popped one bean seed into each pod, then covered to the top of the toliet rolls with compost. Now even though the compost is moist, i`ve found the cardboard soaks this up, so it`s best to give the trays a bit of a soaking now. I`m going to pop these in to the greenhouse until, they start stooting and then take it from there, but will keep you informed, each step of the way. Together i`ve potted up 32, so I will see how I go with these


Well hello again this morning. As well as the tomatoes that were sown earlier this morning, I decided to carry on and go with some cauliflower seeds. I chose `all year round`, literally because you can plant these all year. Again I prepared 2 trays, as I did with the tomatoes and filling upto about half inch below the top of the tray and evenly spacing the seeds, covered and again sparingly watered the trays, as the compost was damp. 12 seeds went into one tray, these were for the propagator and 9 seeds for the other tray and these went onto the window sil, but this tray I covered with a clear plastic bag.


Well good morning everyone and today, I am starting with my tomato seeds. The seeds that i`ve chosen are `Roma VF`, because you can start these off in January and ideal for planting outside later on. I`ve planted 6 seeds in the heated propagator and 3 seeds on the window sil and these I haven`t covered with glass or plastic bag.

1. I started with 2 half size seed trays

1.Then filled to about just over half inch below the top of the tray, with compost and spaced the seeds evenly in the compost. Then covered the seeds with more compost and sparingly watered the whole trays. I didn`t want to soak the seeds, as the compost was already moist. Then the tray with the 6 seeds went into the heated propagator and the tray with the 3 seeds onto the kitchen window sil.