Friday, 20 February 2009

Planting time

It's that time of year again... every windowsill on the house is covered in seedtrays. So far in February I've planted 23 types of seeds including grasses, annuals, perennials, wildflowers and vegetables. We got some of the seeds on freecycle and despite them being best before 2004 all but one set have germinated. The first thing I do each morning is to check all the trays, make a note of any new species that have germinated overnight and take some outside for watering.

Pea seedling

I think the ones I'm looking forward to the most are

Pennisetum macrocorum

Monarda panorama red shades

Rudbeckia hirta gloriosa

Ratbida columnifera

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