We have had a fairly dry period with lots of sun and despite the fierce wind the days are feeling longer and brighter! Does not get dark till nearly 5pm - so lovely. there was some room on the propagating mat in the conservatory around my husband's Sweet Pea collection so I popped some outdoor cucumbers, Alisa craig tomatoes (an early variety) and sweet peppers into pots. It says Feb planting on the packet so only a couple days in advance. Only a few I just want to get some really early crops and as we are heating the greenhouse (well keeping it frost free at least) I may as well make use of some space. Meanwhile some salad leaves I got going on the 8 Jan are ready and I have made a corner in the Poly tunnel and planted about 20 of the largest ones out. I added a cloche to keep them cosy for a few days till they get going. Our spreadsheet is growing at least!
|Seed sowing 2016|
|01-Jan||Antrinium (new seed)||Large tray|
|02-Jan||Winter lettuce leaves||Small seed tray 48 Planted out 20 30- Jan|
|02-Jan||Purple Broccoli||12 tray|
|08-Jan||Antrinium (new seed)||48 tray cells|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Spanish Dancer||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Emily||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Butterfly||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Heathcliff||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Little Red Riding Hood||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas April in Paris||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Scarlett||12|
|08-Jan||Sweet peas Blackberry||12|
|30-Jan||Alsia Craig Toms||6|
|Sweet peppers||4 (new seed)|
|Outdoor Cue||2 (left over seeds)|
In the gap left by the demolition of our asbestos garage we had 10 tons of gravel delivered in the week and our youngest son came up form London to help do the spreading. This is cheaper than a month's fees at a London Gym apparently!
Luckily the techie son also brought a spare mobile phone and spent some time re purposing it to replace my disaster last week.