Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Thrifty Seeds ... A Quick Update..

Hello there ...
just a bit of a catch up ...

We worked today ... cold and damp .. the usual at the moment .... but I have noticed .. 
in the last few days .. longer daylight hours... Hurrah!!

As we stood ... huddled with other stall holders ... early morning mugs of hot coffee in our hands .. the sun sent tentative streaks out across a damp rainy sky ... well before 7 am ... and its well past 5pm when the darkness comes.

The cress seeds I sowed have come up ... 
nice bit of fresh green ... 
nice egg and cress on a sandwich or with a bit of salad.

And today the veggie man had some of these lovely fresh baby potatoes ... all scrubbed ... just ready to be tipped in a pan.
Ideal for tea .. with a nice pork steak and slice of black pudding ...

Bonus/bargain of the day ... this useful little tray the potatoes came in.

How super is this .. what can I use it for?

Well as it happens .. it just accommodates two egg box 'bottoms'... if you know what I mean.
Just the thing for starting off my seeds .. I will just sow a few .. I haven't the space for lots and lots of plants.
I can slide the tray into a poly bag to act as a little propagator.

The seeds I sent for have come ... again a real bargain .. just £2.49 for 7 packs.
They are only small packs .. but as i said .. I only need a few .. ideal for me.

The pack consists of three types of tomatoes (Roma ...Cherry Balconi and Moneymaker) .. two of lettuce ... Lisbon Onions and a cucumber.  
I have lots of other packs 'staples' from last year .. so I should have a good mix of veggies ... it all helps keep the cost down .. and there is nothing like fresh from the garden.
All I need now is a small bag of compost and the seeds can get a start ... 

Lets hope we have a good growing year ... have many of you got your seeds in? ... or is it still a bit early?