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What have you sown today?

Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 218
edited 22 February in Plants
It's been a grand day in North Wales.
I have an unheated greenhouse and four heated trays.
Today, I have sown:

Dianthus Benigna and Orange sherbert
Chillies Pikito and Etna

In addition I transplanted some Pansy seedlings and seen the tiniest new growth on overwintered chillies and a Fucshia, rescued from Aldi last year.
I have Tomato San Marzano and Nimbus to sow soon.

Spring is on the horizon!


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,096
    Not a sausage. I’m keeping my powder dry until at least the middle of March.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • I have sown several over the last week - mainly old odd seeds just to see if they are still viable after years of storage.
    Quite a few were which leaves me in a difficult situation - do I have room to grow you on or not, do I really want you or not, do I really expect to get much cotton to pick or pomegranates to produce fruit before I expire  :D
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    Same here @pansyface. It's not the 'getting stuff germinated', it's what you do with it if you can't get it outside.
    Looking at the current sleet/hail here, I don't think much will be going outdoors for a fair while.  ;)
    I did sow a couple of pots of lettuce and basil the other day. Kitchen windowsill, radiator below it. They'll be staying inside anyway - lettuce for cut and come again sandwiches etc.  
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Watered indoor plants, cacti etc. Washed pots and trays, brought compost into conservatory to drain and warm up, ready to pot on onions.
  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 218
    Today, I sowed;
    Tomato Nimbus (all 5 seeds!)
    Black Eyed Susan

    All tucked up for the night in heated trays.
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,018
    Every windowsill full
     First Sweet peas are already pricked out and in the greenhouse. 

    Second lot are just going on the bathroom windowsill. 
    Windowsills already has the following
    3 types of snapdragon
    3 types of tomatoes
    Cavalo Nero
    Brussel sprouts
    Dahlia seeds and tubers

    So far!

  • Recently I've sown some Larkspur (after 2 weeks in the freezer!) - I've never grown Larkspur before but hoping they germinate 
    A second batch of sweet peas
    Some Meteor peas
    I also have some autumn sown Nigella and Cornflowers, and some january sown sweet peas in my cold frame!

    Planning to do some more sowing soon, but trying to be mindful of space as I'm hoping to create some more raised beds this year, but not sure when I'll get around to it  :D
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    In the last month, I have sown a couple of types of chilli, some peppers, asters, felicia, poppies, pansies and two types of basil, but in very small numbers. 10 3inch pots with just a few sees in each. I am being very restrained imo...) Everything except the pansies has come up, although some chillies died and has to be resown. I might do some aubergines this weekend (actually a bit late...?) and check to see if anything else can sensibly be sown now. Maybe a few more sweet peas.
    I have a few autumn sown things in the greenhouse - broad beans, peas (meteor and avola), sweet peas and hardy annuals. Mixed results (first time doing this) with the hardy annuals. I have some pasty looking calendula, quite a lot of tiny antirrhinum, a few centaurea Montana. They are all small, don't look that healthy, tbh and quite a lot didn't come up, or didn't make it through hard frosts when I forgot to nip out and put fleece on things. Not sure if I will bother next year. Peas, sweet peas and broad beans are ok/good though.
    Will think about tomatoes for the greenhouse soon. I have grow lights  to keep things indoors when I run out of kitchen windowsill, and room in an unheated lean to for hardier things. Then there are cold frames and the greenhouse...
  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 218
    Today, I sowed;
    San Marzano
    Thai Basil
    Sweet peas

    According to my diary, I sowed my tomatoes on 2 March last year.
    And I bit the bullet and ordered 2 x quadgrow.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    All I've sown today is the cover for the whirly...
    It was quite a good day for washing - nice and breezy and mostly dry  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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