Thursday, 23 August 2012

Slight sowing panic.... and Mr. Fothergill's

Every year around this time I seem to fall into a slight sowing panic. There are soooo many seeds, and just not enough warm space to start all the warmth-loving seeds.

Here is just a tiny selection of seeds that need to be started indoors.
Remember the package I received from Mr. Fothergill's? Well, here are the two seed cups. Parsley and tomato. Just follow the instructions. Here are all the components. It's pretty straight-forward and easy. Also a bonus - especially when the weather is still wild and woolly - that you can do it all indoors and don't have to venture out into the cold.
Add water to the jiffy blocks.
Let them soak up the water.
Stir (I used a chopstick).
Sprinkle the tomato seeds over and cover lightly. The packet contained a very generous number of seeds. So at some stage after germination, I'll have to thin them out or transplant them all.
Cover with the lids and wait for things to happen.


Umatji said...

wow that is impressive! i am just about to invest in some coconut coir (is that it?) which is what those jiffy blocks are i suspect.
day like today get me off seed sewing and on the couch though!

Veggie Gnome said...

Yes, these peat blocks or whatever you call them are quite handy to bulk up your potting mix.

On a day like today, all I want to do is curl up on the sofa in front of the fire, under a woolly blanket, and read. Winter definitely has come back with a vengeance. Stay warm! :)

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

I do know the feeling!

Veggie Gnome said...

Sue, I thought you might! Teehee....

africanaussie said...

I also got some of those seeds from Mr Fothergills - isn't it fun?

Veggie Gnome said...

AA - great fun, indeed! Let's see how they fare. :)