21/04/2013

It's all about the seedlings.

They're everywhere at the moment! Now the warmer spring days are finally here, my outdoor sowings are starting to appear.


Radishes, Night Scented Stock, Rocket, Cut and Come Again Salad and Cornflowers are all flourishing.


And indoors, Chillies, Tomatoes, Basil, Sunflowers and Alpine Strawberries are all doing well. Only one casualty of my indoor sowing, and that's the Just Peachy Nasturtiums. Only 3 of the seeds germinated, and even they aren't looking very healthy. I think I must have had a duff packet. 



The Butternut Squash are coming along nicely and will need potting on soon. I love the veining on their leaves.


And these are Fuchsia Lady in Black. I haven't grown these from seed, but they are still tiny little plug plants that need nurturing.

I think the coldframe is going to be busy in the coming weeks!

25 comments:

  1. Love the photo of your butternut squash leaf. I agree this time of year there is so much going on but it is great to see seedlings pushing through - my greenhouse is just about bursting at the seams. Isn't it great to be able to potter around outside not bundled up in coats - hurrah for spring.

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    1. It's another gorgeous day here Elaine, far too nice to be indoors so I'm sowing some more seeds and having a general tidy up on the patio.

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  2. I haven't done any outdoor sowing yet, but I think it's time now that the weather has warmed up. A shame about the nasturtium, Just Peachy is such a lovely name for them.

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    1. It's is a lovely name isn't it. And they have such a beautiful colour too. I may just purchase another packet and try again...I don't like anything beating me ;-)

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  3. The seedling in the centre looks like a fig!

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    1. Which one Sue? Definitely no figs here, although I wouldn't mind one. I guess I'd have to choose a hardy variety to cope with our winters though.

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    2. The middle photo in the second collage. Figs are hardier than you think Paula - we have one that spent last winter in the cold greenhouse and only yesterday I noticed how many small figlets it ad produced. It's in a pot and will be put outside soon.

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    3. Aah, that's Tomato Marmande, one of my favourites :-) It does look a bit fig-like now you mention it. I don't have a greenhouse to shelter a fig in over winter, but I do have a porch with no heating, so maybe I could keep one there.

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  4. How exciting! Little seedlings are so thrilling to see sprouting up! So sorry about the peach nasturtiums. They sound divine.

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    1. I think I'll try again with them as they did look so pretty.

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  5. It's certainly a seedy time of year! I'm always relieved when seeds that I've sown appear, and then wonder what all the others are! Flighty xx

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    1. Lol, Flighty. Heaven help me if I lose a label on any of my seedlings. Apart from the obvious ones, a lot look very similar and I'd never know what they were until they got a lot bigger!

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  6. Oh how lovely to see all the seeds sprouting and plants waiting to be potted on. This is such an exciting time isn't it.xxxx

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    1. It really is, and a very busy one too :-)

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  7. I love seeing seedlings emerging and growing! Signs of things to come.

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  8. Lovely to see everything coming up. You have plenty there to look forward to.

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    1. It is a great time of the year Wendy :-)

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  9. Hi Paula....You sure have a lot of seedlings coming up...that's always so exciting!! I noticed you have stock...I just love the scent of stock!! Spring is such an wonderful time of year seeing all the new seedlings and watching all the new growth on the plants!! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your garden!!

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    1. Stock is just wonderful isn't it. I promised myself more fragrance in the garden this year, and I couldn't do that without having stock around :-)

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  10. What an exciting time of year for gardeners. The delicious anticipation of the season to come is fueled by each emerging seedling.

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  11. I love the excitement of growing seeds. It always feels like a miracle. I love stock, too. I have a pot of it outside my kitchen door just so I can enjoy the fragrance. :o)

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    1. Such a beautiful scent isn't it. I have a few seeds left over, so I may just pop some into pots too.

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  12. Such a magical time of year, I do love it when you wander outside and suddenly see things you sowed springing in to life. Drat, and I realised I've not sown my nasturtiums yet...

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