Thank heaven for seedlings!

Seedlings are saving me from gardening despair at the moment. It is so cold outside, and the ground so hard, that planting anything is an impossibility. But along come seedlings to save the day, giving me something to tend and care for. Tucked up in the spare room, germination of most varieties has been speedy. The most exciting, for me, is the appearance of the strawberry seedlings. I've only ever grown them from runners before, so seeing them start as tiny little shoots is fantastic!

Others that have reared their stems include foxgloves (what patience I'll need to get those to a full plant, they're teeny!), marigolds and sweet peas. The full list of seeds sown so far are below, many others are set to join them in the coming weeks.
  • Tomato - Marmande
  • Tomato - Sweet 'n' Neat
  • Tomato - Hundreds and Thousands
  • Tomato - Fantasio
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Chilli - De Cayenne
  • Sweet Peas - Fragrant Mix
  • Foxglove - Pam's Split
  • Nasturtium - Just Peachy
  • African Marigold - Space Hopper
  • Butternut Squash - Supermarket Variety ;-)
  • Strawberry - White Soul


  1. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Your New Blog is Simply Gorgeous!

  2. As you will understand well, getting the seeds to germinate indoors is not generally a problem, but the real issue is when you will be able to plant them out! Seedlings kept for too long indoors in small pots will not do well when they do eventually get planted out. It's good to see that you have a nice balance between edibles and ornamentals - something I'm not good at (I prefer the edibles!)

    1. That's very true Mark, although milder weather is promised here for next week and the warmth hopefully won't be too far behind.


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