I’m finding that it’s all too easy to forget about the actual posting part when it comes to blogging hence the title of this post. Must. Try. Harder. Indeed.
February has whizzed past me in a kind of cold blur – I started the volunteer job up at the High School and am totally loving it but it has left me short on time for blogging what with all the jobs I want to get done in my own garden as well as the school allotment. Up at the school, I’ve helped with organising two new sheds full of tools, helping with a polytunnel construction, and we’ve still got a plastic bottle greenhouse project to complete and that’s before any planting gets underway! I’ve also been asked if I would help with the gardening club which is scary but exciting at the same time!
So, what’s been happening here at Back Garden Growing since we last spoke? Well, lots! Let me show you ….
Flat Leaf Parsley
My herbs on the kitchen windowsill are growing beautifully and it’s great to see such a lot of green every time I go into the kitchen.
Plantville on the lounge windowsill
It’s been a case of “Propagation Nation” here – both in the greenhouse and on the lounge windowsill. My chillis and peppers above have had their propagating lids taken off as it’s plenty warm enough in the lounge for them to continue growing – I’ve just repotted then up into larger pots.
Morning Glory – Grandpa Otts
Lupin – Russell Mixed
I’m also experimenting with sowing early Lupin and Morning Glory seeds. We’ll see what happens with these.
Likewise, I’m also experimenting with an early sowing of Verbena. If you squint hard enough you can just make out a teeny tiny shoot that’s germinated.
Tomatos looking good!
My tomatos are coming on well too – Yellow Pear, Marmande, Black Krim, Roma Plum and Tigerella.
It’s busy in the greenhouse too – kale, purple sprouting broccoli and some lettuce seeds have been sown.
I’ve planted gooseberries – Hinnonmaki Green and Red ….
Blackcurrants – three bushes in total, the variety Ben Lomond …
And finally a blueberry bush – complete with a 2012 Christmas Tree mulch! I bought this from my local Home Bargains store for a mere £1.49! If this bush crops for me I’ll be pretty damn happy for that price!
And finally, I don’t think I’ve actually shown you the real “Back Garden Growing” area that is my back garden. It’s a bit bleak for February but at least you can get an idea of where I grow.