I finally feel like my seed sowing efforts weren't in vain!
My cucumbers and courgette have finally popped up as well as my peppers, eggplants and basil. Those two little green leaves in each growing cell cheer me up immensely!
I have decided to trial again raising individual seedlings in toilet rolls this season as I found last season they didn't break down very well. This time I soaked the rolls in water for 24 hours before filling with seed raising mix as I read this loosens the fibres of the roll so that they break down more readily once planted out. Time will tell if it is true or if I was lead on a merry chase! I would be interested to hear if anyone else has tried this and if they had any success.
I give myself a challenge of trying at least one new plant that I haven't grown before and this year I have chosen Cape Gooseberry (at mum-in-laws request) and Soy Beans which I can only sow late in Spring according to the packet as it is directly sown.
I have definitely sown more than I can fit in my garden so I am hoping for a high success rate so that I may give away my excess. Our local community centre has a free shelf where we can leave items for other members of our neighbourhood and pop a post on the facebook page letting them know whats there - its a wonderful thing!
Happy growing ;)