Progress report

I needed to get on with repotting some tomato and cucumber plants this weekend so I was a bit concerned about the forecast of rain (yes, I’m a fair weather gardener, I can’t deny it..). But as it turned out, we had beautiful blue sky and sunshine this morning and I managed to get quite a bit done between the showers. 

Glad I went out there early on though as it has been raining sideways this afternoon and is
currently pouring down. There must be a rainbow somewhere near though as the sun is still shining!

A couple of my repotted tomatoes went very floppy and were looking sorry for themselves, but they have perked up again now they’ve been back in the warm for a while so hopefully I haven’t killed them off.

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There are several trays of peppers at various stages of growth:

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After the peppers, I pricked out some of my antirrhinum seedlings – I do love the bright colours of snapdragons but think I got carried away when I was sowing them as I have 24 in one tray, plus 13 in little pots and that only got about a third of the tray of seedlings done.
Anyone want any snapdragon seedlings, I may have a few left over..?!

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That’s in addition to the (mostly) marigolds on these trays:

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I may have to get the under-gardener to dig me another flower bed…

Delighted to see that one of my Crystal Apple cucumber seeds has sprouted:

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Hoping to put this marjoram out in the new herb garden when it has come on a bit more:

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The cold frame is full, with lettuce, mixed leaves, rocket, coriander, peas in pots and some little fuchsia plants waiting to go into hanging baskets. The house is also just about full of plants and seedlings now, not a spare windowsill to be had. I’m getting an old table in from the garage to put up in the spare room so I can give everything a bit more space and importantly, a bit more light. I’m going to have to look up leeks, I haven’t grown them before but this tray has suddenly burst into life:

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Once I’d done all my repotting and pricking out, I had a quick peep outside at the raised beds – the garlic that went in last October is coming on nicely:

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The onions, broad beans and strawberry plants out there are also looking good but the rain poured down as I was about to take a few more photos so I’m afraid you’ll have to take my word for it… 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Progress report

  1. crthompson2013

    Everything looks like it’s coming on great. Your tomatoes are really healthy! Gardening has been banished from the house (too many water stains running off the windowsills) so my greenhouse is full.

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    1. AllotmentinmyGarden Post author

      Thanks, my windowsills are suffering too! I’m still waiting for my second hand greenhouse to be erected, it is in pieces in the garden…so in the meantime, the house is full 🙂

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  2. silverbells2012

    I’ve hardly got started but hopefully my house will soon be as full as yours! Amazed by how good your stuff looks. Let’s hope for more of the sun 🙂

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    1. AllotmentinmyGarden Post author

      I have definitely got carried away this year, mustn’t sow anything else! Can’t wait to get everything outside now, still got the raised beds to fill up. Good luck with your growing 🙂

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  3. Kim

    wow everything is looking so good … marigolds look fantastic, i’ve lost most of mine to greedy snails getting into my little plastic greenhouse 😦 but other than that i think i’m on track

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