Yes, I had to throw in a little Game of Thrones reference there. It’s a prominent issue for any gardener though! With Winter coming we need to get our gardens ready for the colder weather and all the elements. Get rid of those dead plants, plant bulbs ready for Spring and give the garden that general tidy up. I love being in the garden and learning what to do over the seasons is really interesting.
We were recently sent a great parcel of goodies from Tiger Box, including a nice Tiger box and some seedcell herb seeds to plant. It was a fantastic kit, we especially loved how easy it was to use the seedcells, tear and dip into the soil. The Tiger Grow Along project is designed to make it easy to grow herbs and encourage you to get planting. It worked with us.
It is summer and the flowers are beginning to bloom, there are some brilliant colours opening up in the garden at the moment and we are trying again with the little sunflowers as the last batch were eaten by slugs – I am prepared this time, I bought slug pellets (safe ones mind you).
Week 4 has seen a complete turn in events for my little sunflower seeds, out of batch 2 there are what looks like 2 survivors and even they look doubtful to grow any larger. I transferred them to these bigger pots yesterday and they clearly didn’t like them.
I sorted through our greenhouse a few weeks ago and since then I have been venturing into the “homegrown” world and planting seeds, to hopefully make some food for us to eat. I have planted a range of herbs, chilli’s and salad items and hopefully they will grow nicely.
Well its week 3 and I am deeply shocked at what I saw this week: out of the 4 seedlings that survived, once put into the garden to get some more sunlight only 1 has managed to see it through to week 3. The others have literally disappeared – but how?
I am sincerely glad I purchased the propagator, or “mini greenhouse” as I like to call it, it has done the Sunflowers the world of good and they are growing really nicely. We have 2 batches of them growing in there now, some 2 weeks old and some a few days old and it is great to see them flourishing.
One week on from planting our little sunflower seeds and spending 3 or 4 days in the greenhouse not really doing anything, I moved them into a mini greenhouse tray and put them directly in the sunlight, they get the majority of the sun throughout the afternoon and early evening. They must enjoy their new home…
I read somewhere that Calendula flowers were quite hardy and easy to grow, for a beginner, like me. So I got a packet of seeds and thought I would give it a whirl. My very first greenhouse project, I planted them a few weeks back in little pots and they have been growing in the greenhouse ever since.
We love being in the garden, since moving into our new house we seem to be out there every single day as we just love gardening. We were sent some sun flower seeds, pots and useful garden tools recently as part of a competition to grow our own sun flower plants, after successfully sorting the greenhouse I thought it was about time that we put the little space to good use.