I have to admit, when I started to plan a garden, I bought lots of seeds. How hard can it be right? Sprinkle some seeds, bit of dirt, water, and hey presto, lots of plants. Ok so it doesn't go like that. I can grow seeds alright, but once I transplant them they seem to die a thousand deaths. Too dry, too hot, too wet, too mouldy, too many slugs - the list goes on. So I admit that I know cheat a little bit and now I mostly buy seedlings.
However I have had a bit of luck with seeds. Radishes and coriander work well, plus I've had success with capsicums. Cucumber and tomatoes haven't been so great.
"Even a child can grow radishes" #thingsmydadsays #garden #vegetables #herbs pic.twitter.com/YBuYdCQ1gL— Crooked Cottage (@crookedcottage1) February 5, 2015
On the non food front, I managed to grow lots and lots of flowers from bulbs this year (they're seeds right?)
|One of the lovely hyacinths I grew earlier this year.|
|My pretty ranunculus - any excuse to put more pictures of these out!|
So this month I finally grew a cauliflower. I was pretty proud of that!
|My very first ever cauliflower - completed with moth eaten leaves and some friendly bugs!|
|More broad beans|
|Spinach, chives and land cress - which all went in to a very delicious scrambled egg breakfast!|
|The asian greens are growing well|
I made a rookie error when planting out cucumber and sugar snap pea seedlings with no protection fro the marauding slugs, so I had to do that all over again!
My land cress has gone crazy, and now that I don't have very many brassicas to protect from white cabbage moth I will be putting it into salads.
And it's getting hotter, so my tomato seedlings are growing well.
Happy gardening to you all for spring!
|Another shot of my cauli|