It's seed sowing time! With the snow several weeks ago and colder weather in March I put off sowing seed, however, at the weekend I made a start with the items pictured left. No flowers sown as of yet, but they're next on the list.
I realise many gardeners have been sowing seed from February but I prefer to wait until March or April. One reason for waiting is I don't like to clutter the house for months on end with various containers of compost sitting around everywhere. Then there's the process of hardening off the plants I've grown; for the area I live this is best done at the end of May. To harden off plants it means I put the plants outside during the day and bring them inside at night (for at least a week) - quite a chore to be done every morning before work. However, this year I splashed out and bought a tiny outdoor greenhouse (pictured below).
|Above: This year I'm having a go at sowing onion. I've no experience of growing onion or shallot so having seen a post by Sue at Green lane Allotments I realised my first mistake was covering the whole bulb with soil - pictured on the bottom rack of the frame below. I will have to look into how to sow onion. All I know is that the gardening books categorise onion as 'easy for beginners' (which is what I'm hoping for).|
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