Monday, September 21, 2009

Seeds and seedlings

With spring in the air, it's time to focus on getting those seeds sown for all the summer veg we require.
Some of my broccoli, tomato, basil, zucchini and butternut seeds have germinated. A few Jalapeno chillies are starting to come up, but none of the other chillies or aubergines are as yet. I think maybe it's been too cold for them, so I will try sowing them again. I was given a handy tip to get them going - cover and wrap the containers tightly in glad wrap. Might give this a go as these seeds especially need all the warmth they can get to germinate.
Today I ordered some more seeds from Kings Seeds, tomatoes - 'Black from Tula', and 'Cocktail Mix', Cucumber 'Mini White', Eggplant 'Tsasoniki', Pumpkin 'Musquee de Provence' and some dwarf beans 'Fin de Bagnol'.
Still have a bit of clearing to do in the veg garden, a few old bunching onions etc to remove to make space for all of the above!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like you're all prepared, how are you doing btw?

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Amy
Up and down but it's early days, thanks for asking :-)

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

We are slowing down here as Autumn progresses - it's still warm though and I've sown lots of things in the polytunnel which have come up in a couple of days.

Good luck with all your seeds. I started a lot of my seeds this Spring in the drying box and covered them with plastic bags to stop them drying out too quickly. Is glad wrap the clear film you use to cover food dishes? If so we call it cling film but it always seems to stick to the wrong thing or itself when I use it!!

Take care

Rosie x

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Rosie
Yes 'Glad' wrap is the same as cling film in the northern hemi, I forget these things after living in NZ for 20 years!!

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

So how did you end up in NZ?

Rosie x

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Rosie
Good question! Basically I'm here because of a man! :-)
G and I met in London and of course he told me all about NZ, so I came over to have a look before tying the knot.

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Ah - Men. I moved from Gloucestershire to Dartford for a 2 year contract, always planning to go back after the job finished. But I met Simon and got married and somehow we ended up in France not Gloucesterhire.

Rosie x

Ngaio said...

Beezzz are certainly the thing at the moment, long may it last !! Do you have a hive or 2 or 3 ? Perhapes we could arrange something over a coffee on the lovely Kaipara one day ??? The Hokianga is also one of my special places, still unspoilt and peaceful.

I am so sorry to read of your lose, my heart aches for you as I to have felt the pain of loosing a precious baby. . .take good care of yourselves.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi again Rosie
Hmm, Gloucestershire is nice but I think France would be my choice of residence too :-)

Hi Ngaio
No hives yet, they're on the grand plan though.
Thanks for your kind words. Yes would be nice to meet up for a coffee,if you're ever in this neck of the woods let me know.