I had sorted through my seeds and knew I did not have Tomato or Pepper seeds. I bought them a couple of days ago in a local garden centre but they did not have a big range of seeds as yet.
Incas, marked Organic cost 3.99e for approx 8 seeds!
Yellow Perfection I meant to pick up Sungold but had these when I got home! I will try them as I have them ,they are supposed to be a sweet tomato. Approx 50 seeds for 2.99e
I will pick up other tomatoes of different varieties over the next few days.
Sweet Peppers approx 10 seeds for 2.99e
Our peppers never seem to do well and I think I know why, we sow the seed to late! Reading Matron's blog, pepper seed is being sown NOW because they need such a long growing season!
Aldi are getting in the garden supplies, and have fruit trees ,plug plants etc. I got 2 packets of Sweet Pea seeds, each packet contains approx 20 seeds for 69 cent!!! They have some veg seeds but I already have them.I did use some of their seed last year and could not fault them. The price of seeds from the main seed companies is prohibitive.
Last year I bought 'Garden News' fairly regularly and found it very informative with down to earth (pardon the pun) advice as it is written by gardeners for gardeners. It is in tabloid form with lots of photos without big glossy glamour or price.I spotted it in the newsagents yesterday and was lucky enough to find last weeks one as well.
Terry Walton, who I first saw on an allotment series of programmes on TV (the name of it escapes me now)wrote for the GN last year but this year he is doing a step by step growing guide each week and there are FREE seeds each week, which does something to offset the 3.03e price over here.
This weeks seeds are White Lisbon spring onions, last weeks free seeds were Valdor lettuce.
Check list of jobs from previous 2 issues but there is still time to do them (Whew)!
Sow Broad beans ...done
Sow lettuce seeds
Sow sweet pea seeds
Feed fruit Bushes
This weeks check list
Sow spring onions
Sow early carrots
2 out of 9 done?!
I will have to buy it each week from now on as it will keep us on our toes and I would certainly recommend it for anyone starting off vegetable growing for the first time as there are photos on the basics of doing things like chitting potatoes etc.
I sowed broad Beans 2 days ago, I had Meteor seeds since last year and got itchy fingers to be doing something!I heaved a sigh of relief when I read the GN that they should have been sown 2 weeks ago!
I had the seed trays from soft fruits from Aldi or the supermarkets usually have these too.These are deep which allow room for the roots and the raised lid is like a little incubator for the seeds.They will be transplanted individually into 3" pots when large enough.
The seed trays got a good scrubbing in warm water to clean them up since last year.
I also have broad beans from Matron which I will sow over the week end.