Greenhouse Year – April 2012
It’s not as full steam ahead as I remember last April in the greenhouse. The change in weather with cooler temperatures than last year has meant that the seedlings aren’t sprinting away as much which I suppose gives me a chance to keep on top of things but at the same time means that plants aren’t moving out and making space for the next seeds as quickly as I would like.
I have sown my set of healing plants from South Africa. They are in the mini propagators which are on a heated tray. I’m not sure it is sunny enough for them at the moment but we shall see. In case you are wondering the six plants I am trying to grow are:
The pack comes with instructions of their medicinal use and how to use them which I find quite fascinating.
I am really pleased to have germinated some Nicotiana. I am sure some of you will be saying big deal but its taken me 3 years to get them to germinate. I discovered at a propagation workshop last autumn that I was probably subjecting them to too much heat so this year I sowed them, didn’t cover the seed and popped them on the bottom shelf – success.
I’ve sown so much this year I have had to invest in another grow house. It has been worth the money as it has meant that I can move things on quickly which I think gives you a more robust and healthy plant. I would show you the inside of the other growhouse but it had started to rain when I took these photographs in fact it had started to hail so below is all you will see of the wooden grow house this month.
I have also written a guest post for Notcutts about my greenhouse which you can read here
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