Grrr, my attempt at getting the peas started has failed again.
After the pesky mice ate the ones planted direct in the garden, then those in the greenhouse, I tried the next lot indoors in a gutter. Two, yes just two out of a good one meter length have grown. I am not very happy.
So here we go again, this time with some ‘stunning, delicious!’ purple mangetout. I am determined to keep them moist and warm. They are on the kitchen table, the sunniest and warmest spot. My husband will be pleased.
Also indoors and waiting to be planted out are:
- Sweetcorn ‘Lapwing’
- Courgette ‘ Black Forest’
- Courgette ‘ Zephyr’
- Cucumber ‘Burpless Tasty Green’
- Cucumber ‘Tiffany’
- Cucumber ‘ Cucino’
- Melon ‘Edonis’
All the above (apart from the corn, which will be planted direct) are waiting for me to go buy soil. I hate buying soil, I’ve reduced it right down this year by planting as much as possible in already filled pots jazzed up with some natural fertilizer, but I have so many pests and diseases (carrot root fly, blight etc) that some things do need new soil each year and freshly cleaned pots.
In the greenhouse I now have tomatoes, peppers, chillies and aubergines happily growing and not a lot of room for anything else. I do plan to squeeze the melons and cucumbers in there though.
OK, best go buy that soil 🙂